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The final round of voting covers parts of the restive southern plains that border India and are dominated by the ethnic Madhesi people. More than 2.6 million people are eligible to choose more than 6,000 representatives in 136 municipal, officials said.

Nepal Holds Second Round of Crucial Local Election

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

In 2015 and 2016 scores of people were killed, mainly in clashes with police, in protests by the local ethnic Madhesi against a new constitution that they say leaves them marginalised and favours those living in the hills of the Himalayan nation.

Rights all year round

Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017

As a member of the rights body, I myself led a probe team when Madhesi protesters were killed in Maleth of Saptari. In 2016, the NHRC addressed the Universal Periodic Review session in Geneva and condemned the rights abuses committed by Nepal’s security …

He said that more votes would be cast in Madhes as compared to hilly areas, as the Madhesi people are eager to participate in the elections. The Prime Minister assured that the election would address some demands of Madhes and some other demands would be …

After conducting puja at Saswatdham of Rajahardham, PM Dahal said the second round of election would have participation of Madhesi political parties too. He stressed that second round of election would be held on the slated date of June 14. RSS

All eyes on the 2nd round

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rajendra Mahato of the Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal, a new entity set up after the recent unification of erstwhile Madhesi forces, has threatened to disrupt the second round if the Constitution is not amended. But the Maoist-NC coalition is still unable to …

Talking to Republica, Yadav, who is also the coordinator of the Federal Alliance, a loose alliance of fringe Madhesi and Janajati parties, said that the agitating parties are ready to sit for talks if the government comes forward with a clear proposal on …

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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