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Madhesi leaders meet Sushma, seek help to resolve crisis

This is the first time since the agitation in Nepal’s Madhes region that the top four Madhesi leaders have come to Delhi.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2015 3:13 am
nepal, india, nepal india relations, nepal bloackade, nepal unrest, nepal protest, nepal madhesi protest, madhesi leaders sushma swaraj meet, india news, nepal news, world news, latest news External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj met Nepal Madhesi leaders during a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met visiting Madheshi leaders and called for broad ownership of Nepal’s Constitution and a speedy political solution to the ongoing crisis. Hosting the leaders for a dinner, she reaffirmed support for an inclusive Nepal, officials said.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Upendra Yadav, one of the leaders, said, “We are here to urge India to play a diplomatic role in resolving the crisis in Nepal.” He said racial discrimination should end in Nepal and they should enjoy equal rights like the “hill elite”.

The visiting Madhesi leaders also met political leaders from NCP, JD (U) and other parties. “We are encouraged, impressed by their response,” Yadav said.

Speaking about their demands of proportional representation and other issues, he said there is no blockade by the Indian government. “The ruling elite in Nepal is telling this and playing the anti-India card to dilute the movement,” he said.

This is the first time since the agitation in Nepal’s Madhes region that the top four Madhesi leaders have come to Delhi.

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  1. Nasib Rajput
    Dec 7, 2015 at 4:43 am
    These so called Madeshi leaders have no legitimacy as they had lost last national election and also what they are saying in not true. They are from central Madesh and they also want eastern Madesh, a region which they don’t represent. Before one criticizes the Consution, one should analyze it and compare it with other democratic constructions of the world. Indian should put its efforts to strengthen relationship with the entire potion of Nepal- not just these leaders who have no political base. If election to take place tomorrow, they will be defeated again. Most Nepali are Hindus and they had never imagined that they would suffer so much under Modi regime in India. Indian officials are creating anti-India feeling in Nepal by cutting supplies of essential items in Nepal.
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      Raj Sharma
      Dec 7, 2015 at 4:57 am
      These are the anti Nepalese luckily who hold the Nepalese citizenship. It's a Nepal's internal matter and these are on the leg of Indians. Still, they have no sorrow or any kinds of regret on their face. shameless people, most of whom has lost the election and still call themselves as leaser. Madhesi people in Nepal are suffering in Tarai by so called upper cast Madhesi. These uppercast's even don't permit the so called lower cast people walk near by their home. These lowercast are serving upper cast Madhesies , just for food of two times, in a day. No ry, whatsoever. Shamelessly, these upper cast madeshi leaders do talk about the salvation and right;s of madhesi people, in reality they are the culprit for that. India put fire in Nepal and making ROTI from that fire...