Incident Reports

Clash over excavation of riverine materials in Dharan


Province 1, Sunsari, Dharan, Ward 16

A clash broke out between workers of a contractor company excavating in Shardu River of Dharan Sub-metropolis-17 and locals who had reached the river to stop extraction on June 9. Some locals have sustained injuries in the clash.

Rajesh Khimdung, who went to stop the excavation, has sustained a head injury.  The protest against the excavation was going on under the leadership of local Hark Sampang. Sampang was not present during the clash on that day.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
Female Injured n/a
Youth Injured N/A
National/Online Media