“Like we are not Nepali”- Protests and Police Crackdown in the Terai Region of Nepal


This 2015 report from Human Rights Watch examines the government response to protests staged over Nepal’s new constitution in August and September 2015.

Approximately 45 people were killed in the protests, almost all of which took place in Nepal’s southern region known as the Terai. The report documents the killings of 25 people, including 9 police officers and 16 members of the public, in five Terai districts between August 24 and September 11, 2015. Human Rights Watch found no evidence that any of these victims, including the police, was posing a threat to another at the time he were killed.