News from CA: The Meeting Resumes

The legislative session of the Constituent Assembly (CA) resumed today at the International Convention Centre in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, after being interrupted for 12 days following obstructions caused by Madhes-based regional parties demanding constitutional guarantee of an “autonomous Madhes state” and “mass Nepal Army recruitment of Madhesi people”. The CA meeting began its regular businessContinue reading “News from CA: The Meeting Resumes”

Terai News: Journalists Beaten, Rallies With Lathis

Images of protests in Biratnagar, Nawalparasi and Birgunj Journalists took out a rally today to protest beatings to scribes by activists of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF or PRPF). Unruly activists had beaten journalists in Tankisinawari yesterday while collecting news about a peaceful rally. Journalists have been beaten by police as well in the past fewContinue reading “Terai News: Journalists Beaten, Rallies With Lathis”

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”