Incident Reports

Victims and right activists stage sit-in at chief minister's office in Butwal demanding justice


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal

The team, which began their journey on foot from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu in search of justice,  arrived in Butwal and begun a sit-in in protest in front of the Chief Minister's Office and the Council of Ministers on September 25. A team of victims and human rights activists have started their journey from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu demanding an investigation into the two incidents in Banke.

Rubi Khan incharge of National women's council and others staged the sit-in in the Banke District Administrative office for 19 days demanding the investigation of Nankunni Dhobi's mysterious death on July 21 in Janaki rural municipality and Nirmala Kurmi's disappearance since last year from Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan. According to the Khan even though they have staged several sit-ins and demonstration, the investigation on those case didn't take off so they had to walk as a symbolic demonstration. She further added that the sit-in at the chief minister's office will continue for 3-5 days and after that in Kathmandu they'd stage sit-ins at the prime minister's and home minister's office and police headquarters.  

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 n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media