Posts tagged ‘Nepal



The elections were originally supposed to be held on one day. They were split into two rounds following threats of a boycott from the Madhesi, a minority group living along the border with India. The first round was held in mid-May in three of Nepal’s …

Nepal defers local elections to June 23

Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2017

But the government is silent on two key demands of the Madhesi parties, namely the amendments in the new constitution to make it more Madehes-friendly and inclusive, and increasing the numbers of local level units in the plains known as Terai or Madhes.

Nepal: Dahal Steps Down

Posted on: Sunday, May 28, 2017

He displayed extreme patience and understanding of both the Madhesi groups and the main opposition- the arrogant UML in pushing through the elections and also set the ball rolling on the constitutional amendments. Dahal has come a long way from his …

KATHMANDU: A newly-formed alliance of seven Madhes-based political parties in Nepal was set for a fresh round of agitation to disrupt the second phase of local level polls slated for June 14 in the Madhesi-dominated Terai region. Rastriya Janata Party …

Madhesis to boycott local elections in Nepal

Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017

After a meeting in Kathmandu, senior RJPN leaders said several accords between the government and Madhes-based parties had not implemented and cases against Madhesi leaders had not been withdrawn. The increase in new local government units in the Terai and …

The second phase of the local election, scheduled for 14 June, will be conducted by the Deuba government. However, the Madhesi parties have warned that they would not participate in the local elections and would instead disrupt the process, unless …

Ambassador Puri refused to comment on Nepal’s politics, including the local level elections. When asked how India views Madhesi political forces’ hesitation to take part in the second phase of local level elections, the envoy said, “We always wish to …

The deal was simple. Both sides explicitly committed to amending the constitution to accommodate Madhesi aspirations – the people of the plains have been waging a movement since 2015 against constitutional provisions which entrench exclusion from the power …

The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists …

Nepal govt increases number of local units

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The government’s decision to increase the number of local levels comes in the backdrop of agitating Madhesi forces’ demands to increase the number of local levels in Madhes before the second phase of local levels

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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.