The blogger holds the same view expressed here towards all, the Madhesis, Pahadis, so-called Janajatis, etc…whatever ‘label’ they like to be recognized with. This post’s focus on the Madhesis is merely a co-incidence. The entire humanity is corrupt. The whole world is grey.
The forging of the three Madhesi parties to make an alliance would certainly force the government to take their demands seriously.
It’d be equally easier for the government to address their collective demands once & for all.
Besides, the armed outfits too would get an opportunity to transform themselves by joining the peaceful agitation, or finally prove themselves to be no more than communal/criminal gangs.
Seems like the Norwegian PM’s unofficial mediation is working.
However, every movement should be used to transform all sections of the society.
For this, the Madhesi leaders needs to make adequate representation of women & dalits in their parties & programs.
The attitude of the Madhesi culture toward women in evident in the fact that even the Maoists could not include them in the ‘people’s war’ despite their claims of being forerunner of women’s liberation in Nepal.
Ask any Madhesi woman/or dalit & they’ll tell you that they’ve been twice marginalized – first by their own community/households, and then by the state.
And the Madhesis who were swayed by ethnic cleansing ‘Quit Madhes’ rhetoric and allowed the scapegoat criminal gangs to root themselves in the Terai are now reaping poisionous fruits themselves.
The day is not far way when the Madhesis themselves would demand with the government to cleanse those elements from their society.