Posts tagged ‘amendment



PM reaffirms amendment pledge

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

Addressing the press in Jankapur on Wednesday, Deuba also projected his party Nepali Congress (NC) as true friend of Madhesi people and claimed that the party fully supports the Madhesi cause. But as usual, he was also quick to lambast the main opposition …

Deuba promises amendment, Koshi high dam

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

The bill will once again be put to vote in parliament after the local elections. NC is committed to fulfilling the demands of the Madhesi communities,” Deuba told voters while making his pitch for the party. He claimed that NC was the only party that has …

The amendment farce

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

After several futile attempts to address the demands of Madhesis through negotiations, the government and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a unified forum of Madhesi parties, decided to put the bill to a vote. The Madhes-based parties have already …

They have tried to project UML as an “anti-Madhesi” party and the party with “anti-development” agenda. While the NC, Maoist Center and RJPN have maintained that Madhesi people won’t get their due rights until the constitution is amended …

Why amendment failed

Posted on: Monday, Aug 28, 2017

“The amendment bill had nothing to offer to Madhesis, Janajatis, Tharus, women, and Muslims,” wrote Manish Suman, General Secretary of RJPN, in Naya Patrika recently, echoing what Madhesi leaders used to say about the constitution. Yet Suman then …

UML blamed for failure to pass amendment bill

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

The long-awaited constitution amendment bill, brought to address the demands of agitating Madhesi forces, failed to garner two-third majority in the Parliament yesterday. A meeting of the party’s central headquarters held today at Chairman Pushpa Kamal …

Year-long efforts at constitution amendment fail

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

It was demanding a constitutional amendment for greater political representation of the Madhesi communities. The government decided to put the amendment bill to a vote just a month ahead of local polls in Province-2, as the agitating RJPN committed itself …

The Madhesi ethnic minority — who share close cultural links to India — have been calling for an amendment that would redraw federal boundaries to give them greater representation in parliament. They have also demanded Hindi be recognised as a national …

Nepal Parliament divided over amendment bill

Posted on: Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Isn’t this the Constitution of Madhesi, of Tharu, of Muslim, of Indigenous groups, of Women’s and so-called Dalits, minorities and privileged groups?” Nepali Congress Law Maker Chin Kaji Shrestha questioned opposition. “To include the voice of all the …

Isn’t this the Constitution of Madhesi, of Tharu, of Muslim, of Indigenous groups, of Women’s and so-called Dalits, minorities and privileged groups?,”Shrestha questioned opposition. “To include the voice of all the people and as per the need of the time …

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Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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