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The blockade was lifted in February 2016. It started after Nepal promulgated a new Constitution in 2015 without addressing the concerns of the Madhesi people who live in the southern plains of the country and who believe that some provisions of the …

Moreover, amending the Constitution to address Madhesi demands to redraw boundaries of federal provinces, is a domestic affair and needs to be addressed internally. Nevertheless, the current trend and cozying up of Nepal and China is troubling for India as …

Kathmandu, Dec 27: Politically unstable Nepal saw a change in guard in 2016 with ‘Prachanda’ becoming the Prime Minister of the Himalayan nation, but the crisis persists over the new Constitution that sparked violence in Terai region bordering India with …

Resetting India-Nepal relationship post-Oli

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

The ruling coalition consists of Prachanda Maoists (with two breakaway groups at large) and Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Nepali Congress, with Madhesi parties supporting the regime from outside. The arrangement is likely to last till January 2018, when the …

He led an opposition alliance of Madhesi and hill ethnic forces and demanded identity-based federalism, with two plains-only provinces in Nepal’s Tarai and inclusion and representation guarantees for the marginalised. The ruling parties, Nepali Congress …

The United Democratic Madhesi Front and other smaller parties, besides his own United Communist Party of Nepal–Maoist Centre, are part of the ruling combine at present. India is seen to have close ties with the Nepali Congress, which means it could rely …

Last year, a prolonged and deadly agitation in the Terai – the low-lying plains contiguous with … it will not be supportive in amending it, which is the only way Madhesi parties will allow the Constitution to be implemented. And without the support …

Pariyar says that Nepal and India have a historical relationship. He suggests that the Indian government should not take decisions under the influence of Madhesi leaders. Pariyar highlights the huge number of Nepalese working in India and Gorkhas employed …

Nepal-India tensions spiked last year with the promulgation of a constitution that was perceived as non-inclusive of ethnic Madhesi and Tharu groups. Protests broke out among the groups, which live primarily in Nepal’s southern plains and have close …

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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