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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)

Abstract:
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
URL: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~sainit/events.htm

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