Incident Reports

Clash in Tripurasundari of Sindhupalchowk over dispute regarding snacks, polling affected


Bagmati, Sindhupalchok, Tripurasundari, Ward 3

A dispute between the cadres of Nepali Congress and security personnel over bringing tiffin boxes to party representatives escalated resulting a clash at Mahendra Pratap Secondary school polling center in Tripurasundari rural municipality-3, of Sindhupalchowk. 

The party representatives denied the request of security personals, not to bring lunch boxes inside the polling center, said the police. However, the candidate of Nepali Congress blamed the biasness of security personals as the cause of clash. 

The police took the ballot boxes inside the classroom, with the presence of party representatives after the heightened clash. Voting was halted briefly and necessary discussion were being carried out between political parties, polling officer and election observers to resume the voting.  There are 2900 voters in the concerned ward, out of which only 1000 vote has been casted. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media