Posts tagged ‘Madhes



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 …

Senior politician Bharat Bimal Yadav, who had signed the historic 12-point agreement on behalf of the Madhesi people, also opposed the government’s decision to defer election time and again. “Constitution amendment is the key demand of Madhes,” leader …

Madhes moves into election mode

Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2017

JANAKPUR, May 23: Madhesi political parties are gradually moving into election mode following the successful conclusion of the first phase of the local elections. Upendra Yadav, the president of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), has been visiting …

Likewise, in another violent incident, an ASI of Armed Police Force (APF) was dragged out of an ambulance and brutally murdered by the cadres of Madhesi Morcha in Jaleshwor of Mahottari district. As part of its bid to create an environment conducive for …

Likewise, in another such act of violence, an ASI of Armed Police Force (APF) was pulled out of an ambulance and inhumanely killed by the cadres of Madhesi Morcha in Jaleshwor of Mahottari district. In a bid to create the environment conducive for the …

Oppn, Madhes parties want local polls in single phase

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

According to General Secretary of the newly-formed Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Keshav Jha, the main opposition CPN-UML, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (Democratic) asked the government to hold the election in a …

Oli said that the plan to hold the election in phases – in the districts of the hilly region in the first phase and in the Madhesi-dominant southern plains in the second phase – was one of the ‘designs’ to divide and destabilize the country. “That’s why …

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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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