Incident Reports

Janmat Party Cadres stage demonstration breaking the ban in Siraha

2021-12-28

Province 2, Siraha, Mirchaiya

Despite the District Administration Office Siraha issuing a two-day curfew on the East-West Highway and Siraha-Choharwa road section, Janmat Party cadres have broken the curfew at Mirchaiya-based Katari Chowk in Siraha on December 28. Police charge batons on them for demonstrating by carrying sticks. Police even fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Police said that the situation was under control despite tensions in the Mirchaiya area for some time. The Siraha administration had issued a restraining order in the area after the CK Raut-led Janmat Party declared a two-day Siraha bandh on December 28 and December 29. Chief District Officer of Siraha Lal Babu Kawari has issued a notice informing them about the ban. A no-go zone has been set up along the National Highway from Balan Khola in the east to Kamala River in the west and PK Raj Enterprises (up to petrol pump) 500 meters from Choharwa to Siraha road section.

During the period, traffic will be smooth on the National Highway and Siraha-Choharwa road section. Action has also been warned against violating the information. A no-go zone has been set up along the National Highway from Balan Khola in the east to Kamala River in the west and PK Raj Enterprises (up to petrol pump) 500 meters from Choharwa to Siraha road section.

The Janmat Party has been holding Siraha Bandh demanding seven-point demands including withdrawing the case registered against the farmers by the rural municipality, releasing the arrested farmers, investigating the corruption committed by the chairman of the rural municipality Siddhartha Yadav and providing timely fertilizer to the farmers. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Janamat Party
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
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