Incident Reports

Rights activists staged relay hunger strike demanding justice for Nirmala Kurmi and Nakunni Dhobi


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Rights activists staged a relay hunger strike in Kathmandu Maithghar Mandala initiated by Mahila Adhikar Manch, Banke, including rights activist Ruby Khan and relatives of the victims demanding justice for Nirmala Kurmi and Nakunni Dhobi. Earlier, 15 victims and women's rights activists, who had arrived in Kathmandu after a 20-day journey from Nepalgunj, had staged a sit-in at Maiti Ghar demanding justice for the victims.

They have demanded to make public the report submitted by the committee investigating the murder of Nirmala and Nakunni Dhobi and to investigate the incident of Nirmala Kurmi from the very beginning. Similarly, they demanded immediate departmental action against SP Shyam Krishna Adhikari and DSP Madhusudan Neupane of Banke who they claimed have protected the accused. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 7 days
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