Incident Reports

6 TU students detained after their ‘no vaccine, no exam’ demonstration


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, August 10

Police have detained six students of the Tribhuvan University following a demonstration in Kathmandu demanding the university halt the examinations until they get vaccines against Covid-19. Dozens of students had staged a demonstration outside the Padma Kanya Campus this afternoon, chanting slogans such as “no vaccine, no exam.”

SSP Ashok Singh, the chief of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range, confirms the detention. The TU is currently holding several exams for master’s and bachelor’s level students and the Padma Kanya Campus has been assigned as the exam centre for 18 different colleges in different shifts.

As the National Examinations Board indefinitely postponed the grade XII examinations citing a directive of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre, there are demands that the biggest university also follows suit. However, the university has clarified it will not halt any exams with the schedules already published and all preparations are done.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Students
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media