Incident Reports

Women leaders and cadres of Nepali Congress stage demonstration in Morang citing neglect towards their representation in local level election


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Women leaders and cadres of the Nepali Congress have staged a demonstration in Biratnagar, before the Provincial Working Committee Office of the party on April 24, alleging that the party neglected women in the local level elections.

The women leaders gathered from different places accused the party of ignoring the requirement of 33 percent inclusion provided by the constitution. Shanta Poudel, Member of Province 1 parliament and President of Nepal Women's Association Morang, said that the party had deprived the capable and long-serving women of their rights in the name of party alliance. She warned that the movement would intensify if the party did not make a decision. Demanding candidacy for the  post of mayor and deputy mayor at the municipal level, she said that there was no need for an alliance in the metropolis.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Intraparty Competition
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media