Madhesi Parties To Engage In Talks With Nepalese Government Today To End Impasse

06/10/2015 1:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Nepalese protesters try to clash with policemen after burning a copy of the new constitution during the protest organized by splinter of the Maoist party, alliance of ethnic group and Madhesi party, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Sept. 21,2015. Nepal on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, formally adopted a much anticipated and long-delayed constitution that took more than seven years to complete following a decade of political infighting. However, security was stepped up across the nation, with smaller political parties and ethnic groups opposing to the new charter and fighting for equal representation in the country’s political structure, which according to them has failed to meet their aspirations. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU -- The Madhesi parties, who have been protesting against the newly-promulgated Constitution, have agreed to hold talks with the Government on Tuesday to find an end to the impasse and find a resolution to the conflict.

More than 40 people have died in the agitations launched by the Madhesis and Tharu ethnic groups in southern plains, which entered 53rd day today.

New demarcation of boundary for the southern plains, more rights and representation for the Indian-origin Madhesi people are the major demands of the agitating groups.

Madhesi leaders had earlier criticised Nepali media reports that claim that border restrictions have been eased at key trading points along the Nepal-India border to allow Indian-licensed trucks to enter Nepal.

However, Indian Consulate General in Nepal, Anju Ranjan, has said that India has not issued any blockade at the border and added it has been done by the local Madhesi people, who were pressing for incorporation of their demands in the newly adopted Constitution.

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