Madhesi Morcha ready to call off agitation except border blockade- The Kathmandu Post

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Madhesi Rastriya Mukti Morcha Nepal-Revolutionary demonstrating with the demand that the declaration of riot-hit area be scrapped, in Gaur, Rautahat, on Thursday. Photo: THT

Oct 13, 2015- The agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) has been preparing to call off agitation programmes apart from the sit-in at Nepal-India border entry points. 

A meeting held at Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) office of Bijuli Bazaar on Tuesday took the decision to this effect, said a leader participating in the meeting. 
“We will continue our sit-in at the key border entry points but will allow the operation of vehicular movement and markets,” said the leader.

The SLMM will make public its decision at a press meet. The meeting has decided to continue its non-cooperation to the government from Madhes.  

However, TMLP General Secretary Sarbendranath Sukla ruled out the possibility of deferring the agitation programmes immediately. He said the alliance of Madhes-based parties has been holding serious discussion to change the mode of agitation. 

The disgruntled Madhes-centric parties have been staging demonstration for the past two months expressing serious reservations over the demarcation of federal state borders. 

The alliance has been staging sit-in at the key entry points along Nepal-India border for the past three weeks. The Indian authorities have been obstructing Nepal-bound vehicles citing Madhes agitation, thereby creating an acute shortage of daily essentials mainly fuel. 

 

Published: The Kathmandu Post (Oct 13,2015)