Incident Reports

Mahabir Pun stages a sit-in protest at Maitighar


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 10

Mahabir Pun, chairperson of the National Innovation Center, has started a social movement and sit-in program for research and innovation. He started a sit-in program at Maitighar on April 28. Pun is staging a sit-in program with the support of some youths by closing the service lane that leads to Baneshwar. Those joining Pun on the sit-in protests have carried placards that read 'Research, innovation and invention policy', 'Youth participation in research, innovation and invention world', 'Do not discourage new entrepreneurs' and 'Pass the Information Technology Bill'. Here are some photos of the protest taken by Republica’s photojournalist Prasan Gurung.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media