Incident Reports

Cadres of CPN-UML pickets hotel in Janakpur alleging Chairperson of Muslim Commission of cash distribution


Madhes, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Cadres of CPN-UML have accused Samim Ansari, chairperson of the Muslim Commission of distributing cash to influence muslim voters in Janakpur. Situation turned tense after CPN-UML cadres picketed Sitasharan Hotel in Janakpur where Ansari was staying. CPN-UML's Janakpurdham Municipal Committee secretary Raju Sah claimed that they came to protest after being informed that Ansari was distributing cash to local muslim leaders to influence muslim community voters. Police escorted Ansari from the hotel after enraged UML cadares picketed the hotel. 

Ansari was accused of of trying to influence muslim voters in favour of Janakpurdham's independent candidate Janakiram Sah. Posting a video on social network Facebook, Ansari said that he was treated indecently while staying at the hotel by UML cadres. He said that he had reached Kathmandu after being escorted to the airport by the police. He has informed that a press conference will be held today to refute the allegations.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Muslim Religious Organization
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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