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We want Madhes solutions within Nepali territory: Mahanta Thakur

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KATHMANDU — Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Chairman Mahanta Thakur has said that the Tarai agitation has been named as a breaking down move despite the fact that Madhesi leaders have for the longest time been itching to look for answer for pervasive Madhes crisis within of Nepali region.

Speaking at an interaction with journalists in Kathmandu on Sunday leader Thakur said: “We are seeking solution within Nepal and have shown a way-out through meaningful federalism.”

“The issue of Madhes is not meant to split the nation or to be easily ignored as parties in the race to gain power,” Thakur said.

He challenged that Madhes will never take rest until their agendas of Madhesi nationality, identity and rights were fulfilled adding further that the Madhesis have become victim of discrimination in their own land for appearing different than common Nepali.

He also criticized that government made no efforts to hold dialogues with them during this period.

“Notwithstanding the government assurance to withdraw the charges against Madhesi protestors, Madhesi people are being terrorised and humiliated,” Thakur said.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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