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Nepal: CK Raut joins mainstream politics averting conflict?

Nepal: CK Raut joins mainstream politics averting conflict?
Friday 22
13:10 2019

A prominent secessionist leader from Nepal earlier this month agreed to give up his demands for an independent Madhes state, averting the chances of conflict in the country's south. Chandra Kant Raut signed an 11-point agreement with the government led by the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), pledging to honour the "sovereignty" and "territorial integrity" of the country. Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhes has been running a campaign for an independent state for the historically marginalised people from the southern region, also known as Terai, bordering India. In return, the government headed by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has committed ...

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Summary: Raut, who had been campaigning for the secession of Madhes region, has signed a deal with the government.

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