Incident Reports

Flood victims padlocked the Gaidakot municipality office


Gandaki, Nawalparasi East, Gaidakot, Ward 4

Locals of Gaidakot Municipality-4 padlocked the Municipality's office after the village was inundated due to continuous rain of 4 days alleging that local people's representatives didn't take any initiative despite the problem of flooding for years. Tritha Poudel, a local flood victim, claimed that when they approached the mayor, deputy-mayor and local representative to talk about the issue, they switched off their phone so, they had to padlock the office and added that if the municipality is unable to work, then the locals themselves would solve the problem. 

Ward Chairman Krishna Prasad Neupane said that the municipality's budget could solve the issue and the state government and the federal government should take more initiatives. Around 50 families of Ward No. 4, who were inundated due to prolonged incessant rains, padlocked the main gate of the municipality on August 29.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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