Incident Reports

Ward chair and parents of the students padlock the school in Udayapur


Province 1, Udayapur, Katari, Ward 12

Ward chairperson and parents padlocked Janamukhi Secondary School in Kateri Municipality-12 on November 14, alleging that teachers who went home for Dashain and Tihar holidays did not return to the school. The school reopened a week before Dashain after being closed for a long time due to the Corona pandemic. Parents claimed that they were forced to lock the school because the school staff did not return when it reopened after the holidays.

Nine teachers, including school principal Tarani Prasad Chaudhary, have not returned after the Dashain Tihar holiday. The school has 16 teaching staff. Ward Chairman Poudel said that they were forced to padlock the school after more than half of the teachers did not show up. The school has been locked saying that the future of the students is ruined.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals , Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media