Incident Reports

Police fire warning shots as cadres of political parties clash during vote counting in Deumai municipality of Ilam


Province 1, Ilam, Deumai

Police fired 3 rounds of warning shots to control the situation following a dispute at the vote counting site in  Deumai municipality of Illam on May 14. The clash ensued a dispute after an employee at the vote counting site was found carrying a voting stamp and a mobile phone. Vote counting was halted after the coalition parties, Nepali Congress, CPN (Unified Socialist), and CPN (Maoist Center) cadres agitated and chanted slogans against the election officer and police alleging that they set up a conspiracy during the polling of local level election. Some temporary police were injured in the clash.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org , UML and affiliated org , CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , CPN (Communist Party of Nepal) - Unified Socialist
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 3
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