Doctors and Engineers extend support to Madhesi agitation

Birgunj (Indo-Nepal border): The Nepal Medical Association and Engineers Association on Tuesday extended their support to the Madhesi agitation. They took out a march to no man’s land.

“The government must fulfil our demand. Madhes is the most backward region of Nepal and people have been exploited here. But now the Madhesis have become aware and they know their rights now,” said a protestor.

“This protest will go on until the demands of the Madhesis are fulfilled. Nepal Government has to understand our problem,” he added.

Hundreds of trucks have been held up on the India-Nepal border due to protests by Madhesi people over promulgation of new Constitution in Nepal.

Nepal is facing acute shortage of essential commodities due to the stalling of vehicular movement at the border.

The Madhesi parties today held talks with the Nepal Government to end the impasse and find a resolution to the conflict.

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. (ANI)