Madhesis demand justice, as agitation continues

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Birgunj, Oct 27 (ANI): Thousands of protesters continue to obstruct the movement of traffic from India to Nepal at the Miteri Bridge at the Birgunj-Raxaul border point as they demand justice and equal rights from the government. For over a month now, the Madhesi protesters are opposing Nepal’s new Constitution. To ease out the problem, the newly formed government recently formed a four-member talks team under Dy. Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affais Kamal Thapa to hold dialogue with the protesting Madhesi and Janajati forces. However, the protesters are demanding proper justice and equal rights as assured by the former governments. Tharu and Madhesi forces have been agitating for the last two months and have been imposing blockade at the border entry points between India and Nepal for almost a month that has affected supplies of essential items into the hills of Nepal from India. The protesting parties have demanded, among other things, withdrawal of armed police force from Terai districts and withdrawal of cases against their leader and cadres and martyrdom status of those killed during protests. According the Human Rights Watch, at least 45 people were killed during the protests in August and September. The violence included the use of arbitrary and disproportionate fo

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