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The government registered the bill in parliament late Tuesday that proposes a second state in southern Nepal where there is large presence of Madhesi ethnic community. Hridesh Tripati of the Terai Madhes Democratic Party said Wednesday it was welcome …

Saying his party was active to ensure the rights of all ethnic communities and conserve and protect their cultures, he said, “Certain percent of various communities like Khas, Arya, Madhesi, Indigenous and Dalit should cluster together.” Likewise …

Nepal Ethnic Protesters Clash With Police for 2nd Day

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hundreds of Madhesi have started fresh protests against the new Constitution in Nepal. The supporters on Sunday blocked a main street leading to the prime minister’s office in Kathmandu, creating traffic problems. Demonstrators carrying flags and chanting …

The Madhesi minority group, which is leading the protests, wants a bigger state than assigned in the constitution adopted last year. At least three other minority groups that joined the protests want separate states for their populations as well.

The alliance comprising of 27 political parties, including seven Madhesi forces, which have formed the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) had announced protest to exert pressure on the government to address their longstanding demands. Kasich’s …

No one was injured. Security was stepped up, with hundreds of riot police guarding the streets. The protesters, led by the Madhesi minority group, are demanding changes in the new constitution adopted last year. Their protests from September to February …

In fresh trouble for Nepal government, a coalition of seven Madhesi parties and around two dozen ethnic groups on Friday announced to re-start protests to press for their demands relating to more rights, adequate representation and re-demarcation of …

The Madhesi Front of four small parties based in the Tarai lowlands launched the strike in September to force Nepal’s major political parties to amend the new charter and give them a greater role in the power structure. But the strike has led to a severe …

Nepalese ethnic group rejects deal on province

Posted on: Monday, Jan 25, 2016

MADHESI nationalists have rejected an amendment to Nepal’s new constitution, saying yesterday that it did not meet their demands for regional autonomy. “It does not even touch our main demand for changing the borders of the provinces,” said United …

Laxman Lal Karna of the United Democratic Madhesi Front said Sunday that the amendment was incomplete and did not address their concerns. Nepal’s Parliament in a late night vote Saturday approved the first amendment to the constitution with overwhelming …

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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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