Incident Reports

62 arrested in Kathmandu for protesting against MCC vice president Fatima Sumar


Kathmandu police arrested 62 people on the charge of protesting against the visit of Fatima Sumar, vice-president of the US aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), to Kathmandu. The largest number of leaders and cadres of the CPN-Revolutionary Maoist-affiliated Dalit Mukti Morcha and the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-M) were arrested. According to Kathmandu Metropolitan Police, the supporters of Dalit Mukti Morcha and Biplava were arrested from Koteshwor.

While returning from Balkot to Naxal-based Hotel Marriott after meeting CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Biplav cadres staged a protest against Fatima Sumar in Koteshwor. After arresting a large number of protesters, protesters from the MCC picketed the Koteshwar Metropolitan Police Division. Earlier, police arrested the protesters including Swagat Nepal from Tribhuvan International Airport. Police also arrested Members of the '100 Group' protesting against Fatima on her way to the Marriott Hotel from Ratopul. According to police, 62 people arrested on September 9 morning and afternoon were released in the evening.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Other political issues
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people 62
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Foreign State
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media