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Madhesi protesters vandalise former Nepal PM’s house

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Kathmandu: Madhesi protesters in Nepal today vandalised the house of former Prime Minister and senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal in Rautahat district.

Activists of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, protesting against the new Constitution, took out a rally to the former Prime Minister’s house in Gaur Municipality and vandalised the building.

Windows of the house were broken in the attack, police said. CPN-UML, in a statement, condemned the incident and urged the Madhesi cadres to resolve the issue through peaceful means of dialogue “instead of involving themselves in the acts of violence and intimidation”.

Madhesis, Indian-origin inhabitants of Nepal’s Terai region, are protesting division of their ancestral homeland in the new Constitution.

Over 40 people have died in the violent agitation that has also overwhelmed Indo-Nepal ties as transit of goods and fuel to the Himalayan nation from India via the major border trading points has been badly affected.

PTI