ANTA – Press Release

January 29, 2007 at 3:44 am 4 comments

Association of Nepalese Teraians in America (ANTA) has been watching with grave concern the deteriorating situation in Nepal’s Terai region. While reiterating its support for the genuine grievances of the Terai people, ANTA is deeply disturbed by the growing incidence of excessive use of force and casualties. ANTA remains convinced that the best course for the people of Terai to resolve their legitimate grievances is through peaceful negotiation. ANTA welcomes positive statements by various sectors in support of Madhesis’ legitimate demands for fair representation of Teraians in all the institutions of Nepalese government. ANTA condemns in strongest terms any acts of arson and violence against innocent people and property. Additionally, ANTA disapproves of attempts by some quarters to malign the genuine demands of Terai people and its movement by overplaying the involvement of undesirable elements in the movement. Dismissing the demands of the Teraians as being externally driven and inspired by misguided elements will be only counterproductive and turning blind eyes to the underlying problem.

ANTA also expresses its dismay over the eerie silence by many of the human rights groups, civil society organizations, and associations of Nepali Diaspora in North America over the worsening situation.

Realizing that time is of utmost essence, ANTA calls for a rapid response on the part of the leadership of the Eight Political Parties and the protesting groups of Terai including the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) and the two factions of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) to immediately start a dialogue to restore peace and to find solution through negotiation. ANTA calls on the leadership of the governing parties to show its seriousness by clarifying its position on the demands of Madhesis as a starting point to initiate the national dialogue and to stem growing polarization of the situation. ANTA also calls on the government to refrain from excessive use of force against peaceful protesters and to deliver compensation and proper medical treatment to those who have suffered loss of lives, properties and injuries. Every one who realizes a stake in a unified, peaceful and prosperous Nepal must show solidarity at this time with the genuine demands of Teraians and oppose both inaction and confrontation.

For further clarification or any question regarding this statement please contact ANTA’s spokesperson Mr. Mukesh Singh at (614) 370-9652 or via e-mail at



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Letter – Tarai Crisis वार्ताका लागि तयार छौँ तर गृहमन्त्रीले राजीनामा दिनुपर्छ – उपेन्द्र यादव

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  • 1. Sambhu Sah  |  January 29, 2007 at 4:29 am

    You ANAT people seems to have only relay the oral speech!!!!!
    Tell me what have you done up to now for madhesi people who are dying for freedom.
    It seems quite true that people from city and NRN belonging are oppertunist.

    I urge all of your to please come in front and aid the Madhesi warriors, it in the favour all we madhesi.

    Jai Madhes!!!!!

  • 2. नेपाली  |  July 29, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    हामी नेपाली सबै एक हौ । नेपालमा पूर्व मेची देखी महाकालीसम्म हिमाल, पहाड र तराइमा बिभिन्न जनजातीहरु छन्। मधेश, पहाड र हिमालका धेरैजसो भागमा बिभिन्न भिन्न भिन्न जातीहरु बसोबास गर्दै आएका छन् । सबै जनजातीका सामाजिक, आर्थिक समस्याहरु छन् । यो तथ्यलाई मनन गरौ। हरेक जनजाती आन्दोलित भैरहेको जस्तो लाग्छ, सरकारलाई अधिकारका लागी दवाव दिएका छन् । तर क्षेत्रीयता, जातीयता, भौगोलिकताको बिषय बनाएर विखण्डनवादी, हिंसात्मक गतिबिधी सान्दर्भिक छैन। यसको नाममा अनाहकमा नेपाली जनताको रगत बग्नु हुदैन। यस बिषयलाई शान्ती पुर्बक ढंगले अगाडी बढउनु त स्वाभाभिक मान्न सकिन्छ । तर हि‌सात्मक गतिबिधी गर्नु उचित होइन । यस बिषयलाई अतिरन्जित रुपमा नउचालौ। त्यसैले आफ्ना मागहरु शान्तीपुर्वक राखौ। नयाँ नेपालको परिकल्पना गर्दा, प्रमुख रुपमा बुझ्नु पर्ने कुरा के हो भने नेपालको उन्नती सबै वर्ग, समुदाय तथा भाषाभाषीको समस्या कसरी समाधान गर्न सकिन्छ, सबै नेपाली एकजुट भै लागौ । नेपालीको एकता कायम राखौ।

    तराई, पहाड, हिमालमा बस्ने सबै एकजुट भै नेपालको भविष्य उज्जवल बनाउनु पर्छ। हामी नेपाली सबै एक हौ।

    शान्ती चाहने तराइवासी

  • 3. Pras Ranjit  |  December 19, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Paila Rooti deu ani adhikar ko kura garamla. Paila Nepal lai bikasit banau ani tes pachi chhetriya, jatiya ani dharmic adhikar ko kura garamla.
    Picchadiyeko jaati ani samudaye koi chaina nepal ma. Chan ta garib janta matra. pokhara ko ghar-dhani gurung ani birgunj ko sahuji gupta ko adhikar bhanda terai ko kunai pichadit gabisa or pahadi gabisa ko janta jasko chora-chori le school ko mukh dekhya chainan, tini haru lai samanata deu, adhikar ko nara haina abasar ka bata haru.
    jwala singh ani maobadi ko terai rastriya mukti morcha le garne madesh-banda bata kathmandu ma basne girija, jasko koi jaat chaina baru tyo pokhara ko gurung ra birgunj ko sahuji gupta ko chal chalan sanga milcha, lai k ko asar. pir ta tyo rautahat to ak gabisa ko malani devi lai parcha jasto marad gaur ma jyala daari garcha. rautahat- bandha safal bhayera madeshi lai k ko faida?

    Nepal ko ak matra problem- sabai lai Neta banne rahar. here are some dynamic examples:
    1. Jwala wants be bigger neta than goit so so seperated although both are ‘ fighting’ for same cause.
    2. once NGO MJF turns into political party and Yadav becomes neta.
    3. Gyan singh Shah, being king, also wants to be neta.
    4. Various faction of terai outfits do not merge simply because that would redult in only one neta and nobody wants to give up their netagiri.

    5. true solutions. If all people are not accepting federalsim then why not give very much power to local bodies. like controlling police and even district chairman controlling cdo not home ministry. that way district with madeshi majority will have full control of their day to day administration in their district. police atrocities will be controlled because they would be in full control of local bodies and hence local people.

  • 4. Pras Ranjit  |  December 19, 2007 at 10:17 am

    btw, i just put example in pokhara and birgunj. i have nothing against gurungs and gupta. i think they both are wonderful people.
    just trying to illustrate.

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