Incident Reports

Seven people were injured in a clash between the two groups in Banke over election results


Lumbini, Banke, Nepalgunj, Ward 17

Seven injured in a clash between cadres of Laxman Prasad Burma, newly elected ward chairperson of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City Ward 17 from Nepali Congress and cadres of incumbent ward chairperson Ajay Pathak on May 19. Nepali Congress leader Badhshah Kurmi accused UML cadres of attacking Congress' victory rally. They allegedly took control of the winning ward chairperson and attacked his cadres seriously injuring seven of them. Pathak's candidacy for ward chairperson was cancelled after a complaint. He accused Congress of using state power to cancel his candidacy.

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 regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 7
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