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Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. The polls are a major …

The ethnic Madhesi group protested for months, saying they did not get enough territory in the province assigned to them. They said they deserved more land because they represented a bigger population. Their protest blocked the border with India for months …

Chief Whip of the Nepali Congress Chin Kaji Shrestha added that the proposal was brought with the pious purpose to address the demands of the Madhesi, Tharu, Janajati and indigenous communities. Likewise, lawmakers Nagendra Kumal, Laxman Lal Karna and Ram …

Hindustan Times Prominent Madhesi party to boycott second phase of Nepal local pollsHindustan TimesThe Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal will organise local strikes in Madhes, Tharuhat and Limbuwan focusing on the nomination days–June 13 to 16–and a national indefinite general strike from June 24. world Updated: Jun 11, 2017 21:26 IST. Anil Giri …Nepal's Madhesi party RJP-N […]

I fear that this tendency could again harm us in the third phase. Already we are being projected as an anti-amendment force, and even an anti-Madhesi party. There are talks of RJPN and CPN-UML coming closer. Yet we are still to formulate our electoral …

The enthusiastic response of the people that included a substantial number from the plains in Provinces 1 and 5 should be a lesson to the Madhesi leaders of the RJP-N that their strategy of boycotting the elections had not worked. They have been made to …

All the political parties including the Madhesi parties are taking part in the elections. The Nepal government had earlier this month postponed the date of elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold Province 2 by nearly three months, adding a third phase …

Members of the largest of the groups, the Madhesi, say their population requires far more territory than the province they were granted by the new constitution. The constitution, adopted two years ago, sparked months of protests by the ethnic groups …

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.

Nepal’s agitating Madhesi parties have agreed to participate in the second phase of local-level elections to be held on Wednesday, the government said on Monday. Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN), Madhesi party and Biplab-led Maoist Party have fielded …

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