Posts tagged ‘Madhes



“Madhesi” is an umbrella term for Nepalis from a variety of castes who share linguistic and cultural characteristics with Indians across the border in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Madhesis are spread across the Terai, or southern plains of Nepal, but are …

NC concentrated to empower Madhes: Deuba

Posted on: Friday, Sep 15, 2017

BIRGUNJ: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today said that the party would leave no stone unturned to empower the Madhesi people with rights by amending constitution. Addressing an election assembly of the party organised in …

NC’s victory addresses Madhes issues: PM Deuba

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 13: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the Madhesi people to make his party ace in order to defeat those who hate and disrespect Madhes. Addressing an election gathering here Wednesday, the NC …

Maoist is Madhes true friend: Dahal

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 2, 2017

“This has been understood by everyone since the dawn of rebellion, Maoist is the only party to raise the voice of Madhes and Madhesi people,” Dahal said. Dahal said his party would emerge victorious in province 2 and added they were excited by the mass …

Addressing a programme organised today to welcome new entrants to his party in Shripur of Mahottari district, Yadav said his party’s struggle would continue until and unless the proportional representation of the Madhesi community was ensured at all …

The turnaround in the Madhes-based parties came after Sushma Swaraj held a joint meeting with top Madhesi leaders on Thursday evening on the sideline of the BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting and pushed them to take part in the elections for institutionalising …

Of course, he’s using the song as a metaphor to make a point on the Madhesi issue in Nepal. “If there is an amendment to the Constitution, it’s good. Otherwise radical forces will emerge in Madhes. In South Asia, if there is a new epicentre of conflict …

In the Heart of Nepal’s Madhes Movement

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

It has taken on earnestness since September 2015, when a new constitution was finally ratified. Currently, some Madhesi leaders are seeking to block local-level elections, which are being held in three stages across the country for the first time since …

Madhes will rise

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Has Madhes really been pushed that far? Can it afford to be one? Evidently, Dhakal was warning Madhesi forces as well as government to come to a negotiated settlement on Madhes issue. His focus was on need to bridge divide, perceived or real, between Pahad …

People in Madhes say they need elections, not protests

Posted on: Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

“We need the changes that the local elections could bring about. Instead, the Madhesi parties which claim to resonate our voices are protesting to pressurize the government to fulfill their self-centered demands that do not benefit us in any way,” said …

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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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