Govt Vehicle set on fire by the protestors(Pic:ekantipur.com)
UN observers visiting a Madhesi protestor hurt in a clash with police(Pic:nepalnews.com)
A positive side of the movt – Voices of the Inarticulate Ones(pic: madhesi.wordpress.com)
Both the government & the UDMF are responsible for the avertion of the dialogue at the last minute.
Better if the government talks team is headed by someone from the Terai/Madhes itself who understands the Madhesi sensibility very well.
The govt is showing lack of diplomatic skills in tackling the Madhesi groups & their agitation.
The PM & his Peace Minister need to take a coaching class from Mahantha Thakur on how/when/what to speak on sensitive matters.
On the other hand, the agitating Madhesi leaders seem to be overly confident of their Bihar/UP connections.
They forget that PM himself was born & brought up in Bihar. Benares.
The local leaders are misleading the masses into mindless violence & vandalism resulting in the loss of life & property.
Both sides know very well that they will have to come to a compromise in the end.
Then, why are they intent upon sacrificing innocent people into forced martyrdom?