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In sharp contrast, Oli emphatically reiterated “the principles of equality, justice and mutual respect”, which, undoubtedly, is a deliberate reference to the blockade that squeezed Nepal in 2015-16 during the Madhesi agitation. That both prime …

The Nepal reset: on India-Nepal ties

Posted on: Monday, Apr 9, 2018

India has residual concerns over enhancing the constitution’s provisions for Nepal’s plains-based Madhesi population, but these should be taken up discreetly and diplomatically. Recovery in the relationship is still fragile, and any grandstanding must …

As Prime Minister, he had the misfortune to run into India which instituted a blockade on Nepal in the wake of the refusal of the mainstream parties in the country to amend the new Constitution to accommodate the just demands of the Madhesi plains’ people.

In 2015, India acted to coerce Nepal to address the Madhesi demand for more representation in the new Parliament and fair redrawing of provincial boundaries which did not marginalise them. In retrospect, this was an unwise move as the hurt has been …

Most say the 2015 blockade, where New Delhi was accused of withholding trucks at the border with Nepal for four months to support Madhesi protesters and put pressure on the Nepali government to amend its constitution, has now been put behind. Mr. Modi …

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. Violent clashes not only killed 50 people but also left the country with severe …

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. Violent clashes not only killed 50 people, but also left the country with …

On the one side, India’s over-identification with the Madhesi issue, the re-emergence of the Marxists in power, and the more recent merger of Left parties are seen as an irritant on the Nepal front. On the other, the massive victory for former President …

Oli, 65, who had also served as the country’s prime minister from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016, was forced to resign following the political crisis in the Himalayan nation over the Madhesi issue. Madhesis, mostly of Indian origin, had been …

Oli, 65, who had also served as the country’s prime minister from 11 October 2015 to 3 August 2016, was forced to resign following the political crisis in the Himalayan nation over the Madhesi issue. Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been demanding …

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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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