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Nepal Protesters, led by the United Democratic Madhesi Front, fill a street in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, on March 9. The protest arose after police killed four people at a March 6 pro-election rally in the country’s Saptari region that was disrupted by Madhesi activists. The Madhesi group, which led protests in 2015 and 2016 that blocked Nepal’s border with India, is calling for a nationwide strike on March 10 in response to the killings. The group is also demanding that the government cancel local elections scheduled for May 14 until the constitution is rewritten to provide additional government representation for the Madhesi area that lies along Nepal’s southern border with India.

Yam Kumari Kandel, GPJ Nepal

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FEATURED PHOTO: Protesters, led by the United Democratic Madhesi Front, fill a street in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, on March 9. The protest arose after police killed four people at a March 6 pro-election rally in the country’s Saptari region that was disrupted by Madhesi activists. The Madhesi group, which led protests in 2015 and 2016 that blocked Nepal’s border with India, is calling for a nationwide strike on March 10 in response to the killings. The group is also demanding that the government cancel local elections scheduled for May 14 until the constitution is rewritten to provide additional government representation for the Madhesi area that lies along Nepal’s southern border with India.