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Protesting Madhesi parties to hold talks with Nepal Govt. today

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Kathmandu: The Madhesi parties, who have been protesting against the newly-promulgated Constitution, have agreed to hold talks with the Government on Tuesday to find end the impasse and find a resolution to the conflict.

More than 40 people have died in the agitations launched by the Madhesis and Tharu ethnic groups in southern plains, which entered 53rd day today.

New demarcation of boundary for the southern plains, more rights and representation for the Indian-origin Madhesi people are the major demands of the agitating groups.

Madheshi leaders had earlier criticised Nepali media reports that claim that border restrictions have been eased at key trading points along the Nepal-India border to allow Indian-licensed trucks to enter Nepal.

However, Indian Consulate General in Nepal, Anju Ranjan, has said that India has not issued any blockade at the border and added it has been done by the local Madhesi people, who were pressing for incorporation of their demands in the newly adopted Constitution. (ANI)