The student wing of Netra Bikram Chand led Nepal Communist Party staged a demonstration in Pokhara opposing procurement of Manipal Medical college by private business holders before the agreement period. The Indian Company, Manipal Group took the land on lease for 49 years but sold it before the agreement period.
The business houses from Pokhara, Batas Organization and Autoways combinedly signed a deal of procurement of Manipal Medical College worth 3.5 billion Nepali rupees with Manipal group on third week of August. The protesting student wing has termed the deal as illicit and demanded dismissal of the business deal, also arguing government to intervene and take back the assets.
Different groups are protesting regularly in Pokhara after this deal between Manipal Group and the business houses.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Cause||Other governance issues|
|Secondary Cause||Access/control of public land|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||Not Available|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||CPN (Chand) and affiliated org|
|Actor 1 - Youth||youth|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||Not Available|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Private company|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|