Incident Reports

Women activists stage demonstration against the mayor's demeaning statement towards women


Province 1, Sunsari, Itahari, Ward 4

Women activists staged a demonstration against the demeaning statement of Dwariklal Chaudhary, Mayor of Itahari sub-metropolitan. He is accused of verbally assaulting two women in his office. According to the demonstrators, the mayor misbehaved with Sita Sherpa Rai and Sharmila Bhattarai on September 15, in his workspace, with the demeaning statement targeted to women. According to the chairperson of Women's Network, Suvadra Pyakurel, the mayor was

not available for the thematic discussion and he should apologize publicly to those demeaning and unacceptable statements to stop the chaotic situation from happening. Likewise, Yosha Guragain, a women activist said that they staged a demonstration for 2 days and even padlocked the Mayor's room but the interference of the police is happening. She claimed that the Mayor misbehaved with the women time and again and this has been criticized over again as well but there has been no change in his behaviour.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Women's Rights Activists
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media