Incident Reports

Five-party opposition alliance closed petrol pumps in Kavre


The United Students' Organization closed petrol pumps in Kavre in protest of the recent rise in prices of petroleum products on July 14. The Nepali Congress, Maoist Center and Samajwadi Party's Baburam-Upendra affiliated student organization closed petrol pumps in Banepa, Dhulikhel, Panauti and other areas of the district.

According to Nripesh Bade, president of NSU Kavre, the petrol pumps of the district including Shree Chandeshwari Ayal Store, Narayan Ayal Store, Chandi Binayak Ayal Store and K Sagarmatha Ayal Store have been closed since Wednesday morning. ANNFSU (Revolutionary) Kavre Vice President Vijay Lama said that the petrol pump was closed demanding immediate reversal of the price hike.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
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
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
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