Incident Reports

Six cadres of Baidya led CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) arrested for protesting against MCC


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police arrested six cadres of the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) led by Mohan Baidya on the charge of protesting against the MCC. According to Police, six people, including Hari Gajurel, were arrested in front of the US Embassy during the midday protest.

The Home Ministry has directed the police to immediately arrest those involved in the protests against the MCC and the burning of the effigy of the Indian Prime Minister. Accordingly, the police have been on alert at the possible protest site since Monday morning. The House has instructed not to allow gatherings in the Indian and US embassies.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has warned of action saying that the inflammatory activities have increased in the relations with the allies. The government has issued two press releases in three days warning not to engage in riotous activities in the name of protest. Students also plan to demonstrate on different campuses on September 6.

A statement issued on September 3 by Home Ministry spokesperson Phanindra Mani Pokhrel was aimed at criticizing the MCC agreement. It said that the project, which is being implemented with the help of allies, will closely monitor the activities such as development projects run with the support of allies, direct and indirect negative comments in the media and social media targeting the employees working there, foreign nationals and their property, making threatening remarks. On September 5, a statement was issued to discourage protests over Indian helicopters flying over Nepali skies without permission and SSB security personnel involved in the Tuin incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Other political issues
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN-M (Baidya)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level Foreign State
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media