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The EPG was constituted during Mr. Oli’s India visit on 20 February 2016 towards the end of the blockade that was imposed by the Madhesi agitators from Nepal’s plains bordering U.P. and Bihar. As per the agreement, the EPG is to consist of eight …

Shrestha, whose Nepali Congress party won most of the seats in a Madhesi-dominated province during the just concluded local polls in the country, expressed hope that his party would become the largest party in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

India and its Himalayan strategy

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

Therefore, India must step on the gas and begin delivering quickly on projects fast also walking the tight-rope on the Madhesi issue.

Meanwhile, he urged one and all not to doubt whether the election would be held in Province 2 saying that Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, a key Madhesi party, has registered with the Election Commission.

This happened despite India’s stiff resistance to OBOR. The blockade along the India-Nepal border due to the Madhesi crisis has angered a large part of the Nepali population, allowing China to step in as an alternative to India by providing not only the …

Since the Constitution was promulgated in 2015, New Delhi has been pushing for it be amended to fulfill the demands of the Madhesi people, who live the Terai plains bordering India. A day after his return from India, Deuba said while addressing the …

PM defends his controversial remark in India

Posted on: Monday, Aug 28, 2017

“We believe that the constitution should be amended to address the concerns of Madhesi people. Can we not speak of our views on a particular issue?” a visibly angry PM said when a journalist asked him for his reaction to the main opposition CPN-UML’s …

The overriding element of this goal, at present, is to ensure Nepal’s fractious leadership does not pass a Constitution that creates a polity that is permanently biased against its Madhesi population. Its other goal is to persuade the several political …

The blockade was lifted in February 2016. It started after Nepal promulgated a new Constitution in 2015 without addressing the concerns of the Madhesi people who live in the southern plains of the country and who believe that some provisions of the …

On August 21, the Nepalese parliament failed to endorse the much-awaited Constitution amendment bill to address the issues of the Madhesi people as the ruling coalition could not garner the two-thirds majority required for its passage. Deuba said both …

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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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