28.1.07

Still divide and conquer mentality?

"Madhesis of various castes are 40 percent, the indigenous Tharus are 14 percent, and Muslims make up nearly nine percent." (Nepali Times Editorial)

Overall a positive article, but on what basis have Tharus and Muslims been categoried as separate from Madhesis? Ask the Tharus and Muslims of my village or anywhere else, and they will tell you they are Madhesis. And they are.

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