Incident Reports

Four injured in a clash between cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML cadres in Darchula; vehicles vandalized during election campaing


Sudurpashchim, Darchula, Shailyashikhar

Four people including temporary police were injured in a clash between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML cadres in Shailyasikhar municipality of Darchula on May 8 morning during election campaign. According to Rajesh Bista, CPN-UML municipal committee's chairperson, the clash erupted during the election campaign when Nepali Congress cadres tried to obstruct CPN-UML from organizing election campaign in the area. Cadre Harka Parki of Nepali Congress, driver Prajapti Mahara of CPN-UML, Raju Kolu and Gopal Bista, a temporary police sustained minor injuries in the clash 

During election campaigns, CPN-UML and Nepali Congress resorted to vandalizing each other's vehicle. The vehicle bearing number plate of Ma 1 Ja 267 of Nepali Congress was vandalized by CPN-UML and vehicle bearing number plate of  Ma 1 ja 516 of CPN-UML was vandalized by Nepali congress in Gokuleshwor. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
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) Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 4