Incident Reports

Locals padlock ward office in Bajhang against decision to move


Sudurpashchim, Bajhang, Chabispathivera, Ward 7

Locals of Chabispathivera Rural Municipality-7, Bajhang, padlocked the ward office on Friday, saying the ward chairperson is trying to move the ward office from their place.

Earlier, the local youths had handed a memorandum to Ward Chairperson Padam Mandel with various demands including the income and expenditure of the work done in fiscal year 2075/076 B.S should be made public, the road abandoned in Majkhori should be extended to Budkhori, the new building of the ward should be constructed on the same site as the old building and not move ward office from where it is located now.

The agitated youths said they came up with protest as the ward chairperson had shown no interest to fulfil their demands.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Secondary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
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) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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