Incident Reports

Nepali drivers return home feeling security threats in Rupandehi


Nepali drivers were compelled to return back to their home country leaving their vehicles stranded after feeling insecure when the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) halted the Nepal-India border at Belhiya on the backing of the Indian side. They came back to own country leaving their trucks and tankers stranded after the cadres of UDMF which have intensified border-based agitation manhandled some Nepali nationals in Indian land. As many as 200 drivers who were queuing up their vehicles in Indian land returned Nepal with a sense of insecurity. The Belhiya Area Police Office informed that Nepali drivers in big numbers returned Nepal citing security reasons. "The vehicles and goods are not as much as important than our life", the drivers said.According to Velahiya Police Inspector Rabin Babu Regmi, the driver who came to Nepal protested while chanting some slogans in Velahiya for some time.He further said the Belhiya point of Rupandehi has been stagnated for three days due to UDMF's agitation. No vehicle has entered Nepal via the point till Sunday afternoon. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Madhes-based Parties
Actor 1 - Entity MJF
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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