Incident Reports

Office of Province 1 Chief Minister picketed demanding the province to be named Kirat


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

People from the Kirat Rai Yayokkha community picketed the office of the Chief Minister of Province-1 in Biratnagar of Morang on July 18 demanding to name the province "Kirat". The protestors claimed that there was participation in their protest program from all fourteen zones. Citing that province 1 should be named "Kirat" according to the identity of the majority of people living in the province, they chanted various slogans and submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar Rai.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Adivasi/Janajati
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) State-level authorities for (yet to be formed) provinces
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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