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    Nepal govt inks deal with Madhesi group

     -  Zee News

    Aug 31 2007 -  Nepal government on Thursday inked a deal with a major Madhesi group of the Terai region that promises fulfillment of their key demands including greater political and economic rights to the community.

    As per the deal with Madhesi People's Right Forum (MRPF), government has agreed to fulfill their 22-point demands including regional autonomy to the plains bordering India.

    "We have withdrawn the agitation and have launched the Constituent Assembly polls campaign from today itself," MPRF chairman Upendra Yadav told reporters after the successful conclusion of the talks here.

    The MPRF called off their planned agitation scheduled to start from September following the agreement.

    The other demands of the group included representation of all marginalised groups including Madhesis and Dalits in all the state organs on proportionate basis and declaring all those killed during the Madhesi movement from January to March 2007 as martyrs, sources close to MPRF said.

    As per the deal, government is expected to initiate steps to return the land and property captured by Maoists in the Terai region, they said.

    The MRPF also demanded withdrawal of the cases filed against its activists during the agitation.

    Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ramchandra Poudyal led the government talks team while MPRF president Upendra Yadav led the Madhesi group during the talks.

    Source : Zee News
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