Incident Reports

Cops‚ protesters clash; 19 hurt


Sudurpashchim, Dadeldhura, Alital, Ward 3

A clash broke out today between demonstrators and police personnel in Dadeldhura DAO while students, locals and party activists were trying to stage a sit-in on the premises of the DAO,demanding revocation of appointments at Higher Secondary Education Board Dadeldhura office a month ago. Twelve police personnel including Inspector Lal Bahadur Saud and seven students were injured in the incident. Demonstrators said the clash had ensued after police used force to disperse the sit-in when students and party cadres from different political parties led by the CPN-UML were staging protest. DSP Yogendra Thapa, however, said police was forced to resort to baton-charge to disperse the mob after protesters started pelting stones at the office of the CDO. An injured UML district chairperson Tara Joshi said police had tried to suppress their agitation. Joshi refuted the allegation that they had pelted stones at the CDO office. “Police started raining batons on us after we began protesting,” Joshi added. He accused police of suppressing their protest calling it their pre-mediated plan. UML cadre Dal Bahadur Saud has his head fractured due to police beating. Eight stitches have been placed on his head. According to Joshi, seven persons were injured in the incident. All the injured police personnel and protesters have returned home after treatment at far-west sub-regional hospital. The protesters have demanded that employees be appointed in a transparent manner. They have warned of continuing with their struggle if their demand is not addressed.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Contestation over non-elective positions and influence
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 19
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