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Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

Even the leaders of rival parties supported his stance. At the same time, he faces charges of promoting a “narrow nationalism” and taking a rigid stance in addressing the demands of Madhesi people, an ethnic group in southern Nepal bordering India.

A handful of political parties —the Madhesi groups, representing the Terai region—are contesting the polls with the understanding that they will join forces with the NC later, say news reports out of Nepal. Some 3.2 million people out of an estimated …

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

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.

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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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