Posts tagged ‘Nepal



Oli who became PM amid the Madhesi agitation over the exclusivist Constitution … Of course, due to the unrest in the Terai, we lost a lot… not billions but trillions of rupees. We lost income, revenue… No industry is earning now but we will …

Taskforce members fail to meet in Nepal

Posted on: Monday, Jan 11, 2016

From Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, Jan 11 (PTI) A meeting of taskforce comprising members of Nepal’s major political parties and the agitating Madhesi Front today failed to convene here, apparently over differences relating to demarcation of provincial …

Nepal: Troubled Peace

Posted on: Monday, Jan 11, 2016

The current cycle of political violence began on July 1, 2015, when agitating cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) comprising of the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N), the Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Democratic …

But the charter sparked protests by ethnic Madhesi groups, who blocked key trade crossings with India and brought on severe fuel shortages. Aid agencies say the shortages have constrained efforts to transport blankets, clothing and other essential relief …

Madhesi group announces fresh stir in Nepal

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 9, 2016

Kathmandu, Jan 9: The agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha in Nepal on Saturday announced … of the southern plains has been protesting since four months in the Terai region and obstructing supply of goods at key Nepal-India entry points.

Kathmandu: Nepal’s agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front on Saturday said it would launch a fresh protest campaign from next week, in the ongoing political crisis over the country’s new Constitution. The 10-day protest campaign will start from January …

Yet, over 100 days later, the Constitution continues to be met with a series of protests, especially in the Terai/Madhesh region of Nepal, where it is labelled discriminatory. Instead, India has been seen as taking sides in a complex dispute and the term …

The Madhesi groups having rejected the amendments are also prolonging their agitation. Protests turned violent in Terai and one of the leaders of the Nepal Sadhbhavana party was badly injured. State-sponsored anti Indian protests continue and in one or two …

The Madhesis in Nepal have claimed that the government has adopted a crackdown strategy against them in Terai region to suppress their agitation … On the same day, United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) Sarlahi district coordinator Ashok Yadav was …

No change in province boundary, says Nepal

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

“The Tarai agitation has been guided by a handful of Madhesi leaders for their partisan interests. It has pushed the country years back in terms of development and prosperity,” he said. “There won’t be any change in the provincial boundary in the …

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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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