Incident Reports

Five-party opposition alliance stage sit-in against petrol price hike in Kathmandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Chandragiri

The five student organizations staged a sit-in in front of the Bagmati Regional Office of the Nepal Oil Corporation at its depot in Thankot and announced a program to close petrol pumps, transport tankers and sales depots of Nepal Oil Corporation across the country from July 14 stating that the price hike of petroleum products is not been reversed. Five student organizations warned that the agitation will not stop until the price hike of petroleum products is withdrawn.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org , UML and affiliated org , CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , Janata Samajbadi Party , Rastriya Janamorcha
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media