Incident Reports

Victims' families and human rights activists marched on foot demanding justice for domestic violence victims staged sit-in at Maitighar


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Rights activists and family members of the victims, who came to Kathmandu on foot from Nepalgunj for 20 days demanding an impartial investigation into the two incidents of violence against women in Banke, staged an indefinite relay strike at Maitighar Mandla on October 8. 

The team of 14, women rights activists demanded a proper investigation of Nankuni Dhobi, who was found dead on July 20, in her own house in Banke and Single woman Nirmala Kurmi of Paraspur. 

Demonstrators stated that the police had not carried out a satisfactory investigation into the incident. The families and rights activists of the deceased had staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office Banke for 19 days before coming to draw the attention of Singha Durbar in Kathmandu.

Members of the National Human Rights Commission, Women's Commission, human rights activists and civil society members joined in Maitighar Mandal to show solidarity with the victims' movement and understand the incident.

Rights activists, who were on their way to Kathmandu from Galchi Dhading on their 20-day journey, said that they were on foot to create pressure on the victims for justice and action against the accused as women are being killed due to domestic violence.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 14
Actor 1 - Affiliations Women's Rights Activists
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown