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The final round of voting covers parts of the restive southern plains that border India and are dominated by the ethnic Madhesi people. More than 2.6 million people are eligible to choose more than 6,000 representatives in 136 municipal, officials said.

This act could be threat to democracy in the future, Oli remarked. Rubbishing the rumours that confer anti-Madhesi tag to the UML, Oli said, “UML is a national level party, not just a regional or ethnical party. It is a common party of Madhes …

Mahato said the people from southern plains might go for protest to re-claim their rights. Earlier this week, the Madhesi leaders met the Indian High Commissioner in Nepal over the same. “India has been in support with us with people, including the …

At a press conference held in the Capital, the Madhesi parties under the banner of United Federal Alliance announced that they will launch series of protests in Southern Terai plains to disrupt election process. The alliance stated in its press release …

Ethnic parties pull out from Nepal govt

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

An alliance of ethnic Madhesi parties joined the government when it formed last August on the proviso that the constitution be amended to grant the indigenous people greater political representation. But the legislation has been deadlocked in parliament …

The minority Madhesi in the southern plains say that the new charter consolidates the power of the country’s hill elite and marginalizes them in the way new states will be created in a federal structure. Nepal has been struggling to establish a stable …

Ethnic group says pulls support for Nepal government

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

The move by the United Democratic Madhesi Front does not threaten the government with collapse, but it will make it difficult to hold elections as planned in May. Laxman Lal Karna, a group representative, said they plan to protest outside election offices …

The volatile Himalayan nation, sandwiched between China and India, has been in turmoil since the September 2015 adoption of the constitution that the minority Madhesi people living along the border with India oppose for failing to accommodate their interests.

“We have three people confirmed killed,” Home Ministry spokesman Bal Krishna Panthi told Reuters.Local television channels said four people had been killed.Police spokesman Sarbendra Khanal said the Madhesi protesters tried to storm the UML rally despite …

The volatile Himalayan nation, sandwiched between China and India, has been in turmoil since the September 2015 adoption of the constitution that the minority Madhesi people living along the border with India oppose for failing to accommodate their interests.

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About Mithila

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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