Youths of Civil Society staged motorcycle rally in Byas-5, Damauli against Nepal Banda on November 16. The demonstrators peacefully protested by carrying banners against Nepal banda and price hikes. The rally started from Chapaghat, Bhorletar Chowk, Ganesh Man Chowk, Malpotline, Ansan Chowk and ended at Traffic Chowk.
13 Demonstrators arrested
Police arrested 13 demonstrators(Helpers who were involved to make Nepal Banda a success) from Damauli and 11 from Dumre. According to police, Niru Thapa, a member of the National Conference Committee of Magar Mukti Morcha and a member of a youth organization were arrested from Dumre Bazaar in Tanahu.
Earlier in the morning, CPN (Maoist) district secretary Atom, Beas Nagar in-charge Om Pant, labour district chairman Himal Khadka and Akhil Krantikari district secretary Shiva Sadashankar were arrested from Damauli Bazaar. Markets in various places including Damauli are closed due to Nepal Bandh. Vehicles are in short supply.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Yuvraj Timilsina informed that the police provided security to the vehicles. He said that no untoward incident has taken place so far during the Nepal Bandh.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Cause||Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||CSO/NGO|
|Actor 1 - Youth||youth|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Government and civil servants at central level|
|Actor 2 - Youth||unknown|