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The Madhesi ethnic group wants their provinces to have more territory than was assigned under the constitution adopted in 2015. The constitution divided Nepal in seven federal provinces that would have their own provincial assemblies. The names of these …

The Madhesi ethnic group wants their provinces to have more territory than was assigned under the constitution adopted in 2015. More than 50 people died in protest-related violence in 2015 and 2016. The protesters also blocked crossings at the border with …

Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

The government had repeatedly postponed the polls in the south due to objections from the local Madhesi ethnic minority, who say federal boundaries laid out in a new national constitution will leave them under-represented in parliament. The Rastriya Janata …

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 …

Nepal: Troubled Peace

Posted on: Monday, Jan 11, 2016

The current cycle of political violence began on July 1, 2015, when agitating cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) comprising of the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N), the Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Democratic …

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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