Nepal govt, Madheshi Group agreed to resolve terai crisis

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Kathmandu, Feb 28 (UNI) The Nepal government and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) today signed a deal to end the crisis of terai region and agreed to put off the 16 days strike in southern Nepal.

Prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, UMDF's Rajendra Mahato, Upendra Yadav and Mahanta Thakur signed the eight points deal this afternoon in the capital in front of members of the civil society, human rights activists and media persons.

The marathon meetings between the two sides agreed to fulfil the demands raised by the UDMF including the recognition of terai and other states as federal and giving martyr's status to all Madhesis killed in the course of the Madhes agitation.

The two sides also agreed implementation of the constitutional provision regarding equal representation of all marginalised groups in all sectors of governance.

The UMDF has called indefiite strike in terai since 16 days for the fulfillment of demands.

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