Madhesh Sacrifice Day marked

[2013-01-18 / The Himalayan Times / RSS] KATHMANDU: The sixth memorial day of Ramesh Mahato, the first martyr of the Madhesh movement, and the Madhes Balidani (Sacrifice) Day was marked here on Friday.

Sister organizations of different 20 Madhes-centric parties organised a programme marking the day.

Mahato, student leader of Siraha, attained martyrdom during the Madhesh movement on January 19, 2007.

On the occasion, the participants of the programme complained that no Madhesi leader has received an opportunity to lead the government in the country’s history although the population of the Madhesi people is over 50 per cent. Accusing the three major political parties of intending to suppress the Madhesi issues and identity, they underlined the need of a new movement to guarantee their rights.