Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?

by Basanta Basnet (‘Kantipur’ Daily, 28 Magh 2072/11 Feb 2016, Page 2) (Unauthorised translation by Kanak Mani Dixit) Kathmandu – “In order to allow India to save face, on 24 September in Rajbiraj we took the formal decision to take responsibility for the blockade. But when it came time, without informing us, India deployed plainclothesContinue reading “Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?”

#Nepal: Madhesi groups have the highest representation in government jobs

The dominant narrative promoted by a section of ethno-centric activists and intellectuals is that Nepali civil service is dominated by Hill Bahun/Kshetri and that the Madhesis are excluded and underrepresented. This is the mixture of lies and half truth. A comprehensive research considering caste, ethnic and gender dimensions of Nepali society shows a different picture.Continue reading “#Nepal: Madhesi groups have the highest representation in government jobs”

#IndiaBlockadesNepal: A serious humanitarian crisis Looms over Nepal: WFP

WFP Release: Nepal: Extreme Hardship Expected To Worsen As Food Prices Soar KATHMANDU – Major disruptions in food and fuel imports across its southern border with India have severely affected Nepal’s supplies and caused a worrying increase in food prices, says the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A border blockade to protest Nepal’s newContinue reading “#IndiaBlockadesNepal: A serious humanitarian crisis Looms over Nepal: WFP”

#NepalConstitution Guarantees Basic Rights that We Esteem in #Europe: German Ambassador

The constitution which has been adopted by almost 90 % of the deputies is a big success and a proof that after years of conflict and struggle, the way to a new and modern society is paved. The constitution comprises all basic rights which we in Europe esteem essential for a free and democratic society.Continue reading “#NepalConstitution Guarantees Basic Rights that We Esteem in #Europe: German Ambassador”

#IndiaBlockadesNepal: UN aid agencies & partners appeal for access to life-saving medical supplies

Millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns Ban expresses concern over blocking of essential supplies on Nepal-India border

Know Your Country(#Nepal) And about Its Diverse 125 Social & Ethnic Groups

Vol 1: Population Dynamics: http://cbs.gov.np/…/Population%20Monograph%20of%20Nepal%202… Vol 2: Social Demography: http://cbs.gov.np/…/Popula…/Population%20Monograph%20V02.pdf Vol 3: Economic Demography: http://cbs.gov.np/…/Popula…/Population%20Monograph%20V03.pdf (Originally posted as facebook status by Dr Swarnim Wagle)

#Nepal: A Big NO to Caste, Ethnicity, Religion-based Federalism

By Mitra Pariyar The Nepalese Government MUST NOT accept the type of caste-, ethnicity- or region-based federalism – despite the continued protests by Madhesis with direct support from the Hindu extremist Modi Government of India. Such a long Indian blockade has not been easy, but we should not sow the seeds for further ethnic/caste violenceContinue reading “#Nepal: A Big NO to Caste, Ethnicity, Religion-based Federalism”