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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 …

Her son works on a construction site in Qatar. The election pits the centrist Nepali Congress party of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who heads a loose alliance that includes the Madhesi parties from Nepal’s southern plains and former royalists …

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. Violent clashes not …

Trapped in transition

Posted on: Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Raja Ram Sada was just four years old during the first Madhes Movement in 2007. It brought to power Upendra Yadav of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, now the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, who went on to become Foreign Minister. Sada became a child worker in …

“The situation is that Dalit should stand up for Dalit, women for women,” he said. “Non Madhesi did not speak against state atrocities against Madhesis, which ultimately harms the rights issues,”A member of Chepang community, Fulmati …

Development and Poverty: Lost in Transition

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rearing live stocks and farming are among many other ways people engage themselves in action. In most of the Terai, village cow-herd girls and boys rise up early in the morning, take their cows to the forests and spend all day playing in the rivers and …

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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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