Incident Reports

Former contract employees and Nepali Congress cadres padlock Dhungeshwor rural municipality office


Karnali, Dailekh, Dungeshwor

The former contract employees and cadres of Nepali Congress padlocked the office of Dhungeshwor rural municipality on July 18 demanding to extend the contract duration and not to terminate the contract employees. Kalawati Neupane, deputy chairperson of the rural municipality claimed that they were planning to resolve the issue discussion but the Nepali Congress led by former ward chairperson Nagendra Malla implemented unnecessary politics.  She further alleged that due to padlock, she was locked inside her office for more that 20 minutes. It was concluded in the meeting held on July 14, not to renew 42 contracts of the contract employee. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to policies and regulations internal to the government bureaucracy (e.g. civil servants wages, work conditions and promotions)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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