Incident Reports

Nepali Congress cadres clash during convention in Bajura


A clash took place in Bajura district today during the 14th general convention of the Nepali Congress. Spokesperson of the District Election Committee Prem Raule informed that the clash took place between the police and the Nepali Congress cadres while they were managing the ballot boxes. District Police Office Deputy Superintendent of Police Madanjit Mahara said that one policeman was injured in the incident. The condition of the injured policemen is normal.

Police have arrested the cadres including Birendra Giri. Spokesperson Raule informed that the counting of votes became uncertain after the clash as preparations were made to count the votes from 11 pm tonight. Kaviraj Pandit, Ram Singh Rawal and Chakra Shahi are vying for the post of president in the district convention of the Nepali Congress. It is said that Congress has 1,212 voters in the district convention.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation over non-elective positions and influence
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 5
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media