Nepal: Police detain pro-reservation activists outside SinghadarbarEvent
- Initial Date
- Aug 11, 2019
- Event Description
Police on Sunday detained 11 activists of various ethnic communities during a protest outside Singhadarbar, the country’s central administrative complex.
The activists had staged a demonstration protesting the ongoing local government staff recruitment process, arguing the Public Service Commission did not follow provisions on reservations for various social groups in the process. They have been demanding that the commission cancel the recruitment process and call for applications again ensuring proportionate reservation quotas for Dalits, indigenous communities, Madhesis and Muslims.
As the demonstrators headed towards the main entrance of Singhadarbar from Bhadrakali, police detained Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities vice-president Govinda Chhantyal, leaders Kumar Lingden and Dalmardhan Kami among others.
The road outside Singhadarbar remains a restricted zone for any kind of protest.
The detainees have been kept at Nepal Police Club.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Judicial Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Minority Rights
- Minority rights defender
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 11 August 2019, 11 activists of various ethnic communities, who were ongoing local government staff recruitment process, arguing the Public Service Commission did not follow provisions on reservations for various social groups in the process, were detained.