Nepal Terai Tension: Protests Continue, Media Targeted

Photos from yesterday’s protests Himal, Pahad, Terai: Kohi Chhaina Parai CPN Maoist organized rally in Bhairahawa that stressed on communal harmony in Nepali society. Many activists associated with other political parties and general citizens took part in the rally to protest communal incidents in eastern Terai recently. Pics by Madhav Dhungana

Birgunj Protest and Chitwan Rally

For the record (Photos from yesterday protests): Saturday saw continuity in protests violating the curfew orders in Birgunj. Demonstrators set afire a small hotel and destroyed half of dozen vehicles. All pics by Subodh Singh >>>The situation in the eastern Terai region that has been under the grip of unrest for the past few weeksContinue reading “Birgunj Protest and Chitwan Rally”

Tension in Terai: Protest and Curfew Continue

The local administrations in the eastern Terai today extended curfew orders in various parts of the region that was under the grip of violent demonstrations and unrest for the last few days. Tensions, however, have gone down a notch with city centers remaining comparatively quieter although there have been reports of sporadic protests since earlyContinue reading “Tension in Terai: Protest and Curfew Continue”

Tense Southern Nepal: Terai Demonstrations

Quick info: Nepal is geographically divided into three regions: Himal (Mountains), Pahad (Hills) and Terai or Madhesh (Plain). People residing in those areas are called Himali, Pahadi and Madheshi. Biratnagar, a town in Terai Nepal, was tense today as Madheshi Peoples’ Right Forum (MPRF) called for Banda (strike). A group of residents opposing the BandaContinue reading “Tense Southern Nepal: Terai Demonstrations”

Nepal in Transition: Curfews in Terai, Fire is Spreading

Curfew in Siraha, Janakpur, Birgunj and Biratnagar (here is more) News reports coming from Terai parts of eastern Nepal are indeed alarming. The fire is spreading rapidly. The authorities were forced to impose curfew in Birjung today (1.30 PM to 10 PM) afternoon after doing the same in the past few days in Lahan and,Continue reading “Nepal in Transition: Curfews in Terai, Fire is Spreading”

Nepal in Transition: Maoist and Madhesi Forum Clash, One Dies

Voice of Terai from the United States of America The following is a press statement issued by ANTA (Association of Nepali teraians in America) NY chapter president Dr. Binay Kumar Shah in 20 Jan. Association of Nepali Teraian in America (ANTA) has noted with concern the continuing disruption of normal life in the Terai regionContinue reading “Nepal in Transition: Maoist and Madhesi Forum Clash, One Dies”

Nepal in Transition: Terai Secession Is a Myth

As twin kids of the Maoists escalate their violence in eastern Terai in the name of the so called ‘Terai’ nation, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how any educated realist from Terai could ever support them. By Chhatra Bahadur [This article first appeared in a private discussion forum and UWB is publishing this articleContinue reading “Nepal in Transition: Terai Secession Is a Myth”