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?”

Roundup: Madhes and the Obstruction at CA

Protests start against ‘One Madhes, One Province’ outside CA Today: With the government all set to address the demands forwarded by the Madhes-based parties through a supplementary amendment bill, various indigenous groups residing in Terai have expressed strong objections to the “One Madhes, One Province” demand. Some 22 organisations including Tharu Welfare Assembly have beenContinue reading “Roundup: Madhes and the Obstruction at CA”

TWTWTW: Looking for a Term to Define a Madhes State

There are many differences over the definition of a “Madhes autonomous province” and “group entry” of certain communities into Nepal Army among the top three political parties- CPN Maoist, NC, CPN UML. That has made them fail to prepare the draft of a supplementary constitution amendment bill that was supposed to address the demands raisedContinue reading “TWTWTW: Looking for a Term to Define a Madhes State”

Maoist Campaigns and Elections Security Situation

Just because eight districts are having problems doesn’t mean rest of the 67 districts is deprived of the much needed democratic process. …if outfits that are terrorizing some parts of Terai don’t respond positively to the repeated calls for talks by the government the option of crushing them militarily should not be ruled out. ByContinue reading “Maoist Campaigns and Elections Security Situation”

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”