NRMA Conference 2012
Non-Resident Madheshis is organising its second conference in New Delhi, India International Centre on 14 October 2012 Sunday. Visit http://madhesh.net for details.
NRMA is expanding…
NRMA is opening its chapters in India (Patna, Lucknow, Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, and Banglore) and other parts of the world. All interested Madheshis are requested to register as a member of NRMA and email us to show your interest in becoming a part of this vibrant organisation. We will be holding meetings at the sites of interest for opening its chapters. Thank you very much.
Conference: The Role of NGOs/INGOs in Developing Madhesh
Thank you everyone for making the conference a GRAND SUCCESS and HISTORICAL!
(from left) Dr. C. K. Raut, General Chair and President of the Non-Resident Madheshis Association; the Honourable Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Dan Bahadur Chaudhary; Mr. Rajib Upadhya, Sr. External Affairs Specialist from World Bank; H. E. Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal; H. E. John Tucknott, the UK Ambassador to Nepal; H. E. Dr. Alexander Spachis, the Ambassdor to the EU Delegation to Nepal; Shri Jaideep Mazumdar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India; (2011 November 14)
A conference on
The Role of NGOs/INGOs in Developing Madhesh
14-15 November, Kathmandu, Nepal
Non-Resident Madheshis Association
Dr. C. K. Raut
Letter from HM Queen Elizabeth II
Non-Resident Madheshis Association at United Nations
The Non-Resident Madheshis Association represented Madheshis at the United Nations Meeting on LDC, at New York Headquarter on April 1, 2011.
‘Black Buddhas: The Madheshis of Nepal’ documentary released
The documentary ‘BLACK BUDDHAS: The Madheshis of Nepal’ directed by Dr. CK Raut and narrated by Larry Wayne has been released. Please visit http:://blackbuddhas.com to watch a trailer or buy a DVD.
Seminar at Harvard University
Dr. CK Raut, the president of the NRM-A, gave a talk at the Harvard University on 15th November 2010. One of the news about the seminar can be found at here. The content of the talk is available here (pdf, 118 KB) , and the slides can be viewed here.
(Poster Courtesy: Harvard University, South Asia Initiative)
In January-February 2007, a massive protest erupted in the southern plain region of Nepal, also known as Tarai or Madhesh, home to the half of the population of Nepal. Several millions of Madheshis, the native inhabitants and indigenous communities of the region, protested against the long “regional and racial discrimination” and “internal colonization” of the region by the state, demanding an end to the discrimination and a greater autonomy. A massive use of force by the state, in response to the intense protest lasting several weeks, led to the killing of more than four-dozen protestors injuring thousands of them. This talk will focus on the role of women in the movement and describe what made these otherwise usually home-bound and veiled women rise up against the state.
Venue: Harvard University, CGIS South, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Date and Time: Monday, November 15, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In July-August 2010, the NRM-A team toured from Mechi to Mahakali observing the grassroots level and interacting with common people of Madhesh. Starting the tour from Lahan’s Martyr’s Memorial, the team traveled to Mechi Border, Kankadabhitta, Chareli, Bhadrapur, Birtamod, Damak, Pathari, Kanepokhari, Rangeli, Biratnagar, Itahari, Rajbiraj, Siraha, Janakpur, Jaleswar, Bardibas, Malangwa, Chandranigahpur, Gaur, Pathlaiya, Birgunj, Hetauda, Narayangadh, Bhairahawa, Lumbini, Taulihawa, Lamahi, Kohalpur, Nepalgunj, Gulariya, Attaria, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar and Mahakali border. On the tour, in addition to interacting with common people, the team also observed historical and archeological sites, and collected materials of historical importance.
Starting the Journey from the Martyr’s Memorial, Lahan
Landless Tharus, West Madhesh
Interacting with Farmers, Malangwa
Interaction with Leaders – 3 July 2010
Boston, USA: On the 3rd of July 2010, the NRM-A president Dr. C. K. Raut interacted with the leaders of several parties: Hridyesh Tripathi (TMLP), Akbal Ahmad Shah (MJF), Anil K. Jha (NSP), Jeetendra Dev (MJF-D), and Shambhu Paswan (UML). He discussed various issues of Madhesh and also handed over a memorandum to all attending parties.