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The significance of Terai and what they want

Posted by n3wday on July 10, 2008

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Nepal’s Terai Ethnic Groups Vow to Delay Government Formation

By Jay Shankar

July 1 (Bloomberg) — Nepal’s ethnic groups seeking autonomy in the southern Terai region bordering India said they will continue to disrupt parliament and delay the formation of a new government unless their demands are met.

Members of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, which is the fourth-largest party in the assembly, and other ethnic groups have disrupted proceedings for four straight sittings by chanting slogans, preventing a vote on a new administration.

“We are demanding a Madhesi province within the territorial state of Nepal with autonomous powers,” Upendra Yadav, president of the party, said in a telephone interview from the capital, Kathmandu, yesterday.
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