Madhesi protesters ‘lathicharged’ at India-Nepal border

Raxaul: Madhesi protesters have claimed they were lathicharged by the Nepal police on Monday for blocking a bridge at the Indo-Nepal Border near Bihar’s Raxaul town.

The protestors had reportedly blocked the Maitri bridge when the cops allegedly used batons on them to disperse the agitators.

For over two months now, the Madhesi protesters have been opposing Nepal’s new Constitution.

The protesting parties have demanded, among other things, withdrawal of armed police force from Terai districts and withdrawal of cases against their leader and cadres and martyrdom status of those killed during protests.

According the Human Rights Watch, at least 45 people were killed during the protests in August and September.