Incident Reports

Wheat seed distribution case: Rural municipality padlocked demanding release of arrested farmer in Siraha


Madhes, Siraha, Aurahi, Ward 3

The locals from Aurahi rural municipality-3  of Siraha demonstrated at the rural municipality office on December 24 against the arrest of a local farmer. The group of farmers from ward number 3 of the rural municipality had taken approximately 200 sacs of wheat stored at the go-down of primary health center on December 21 by themselves condemning the delay and fraud in the distribution of wheat seeds by the employees of the rural municipality. Police arrested a local, Mithilesh Yadav based on the complaint lodged by the rural municipality at District Administrative Office. The locals padlocked the rural municipality office demanding this release without any conditions. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people Not Available
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people Not Available
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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