Incident Reports

FNJ Udayapur office padlocked demanding to postpone election


Journalists of Udayapur have padlocked the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) Udayapur district chapter office demanding to postpone the election. The Udayapur branch had formed an election committee under the leadership of Badri Prasad Kafle for the election of the FNJ Udayapur district chapter, which is scheduled for April 7.

Kafle, the coordinator of the election committee, was thrown from the committee accusing him of involvement in the political process within the federation. Later on, the position of election coordinator was handed to Senior Journalist Kaushal Chemjong.

The protest started after the Chemjong-led election committee published the schedule for publishing the names, registering nominations and withdrawing the candidates’ on the same day.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Journalist/Media
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media