Last year a peace agreement ended the decade long Maoist insurgency in Nepal. But the violence has not stopped. In the southern plains of the the Terai region, abductions and political killings are a regular occurrence.

Those carrying out the violence include Maoist factions, several different militant and criminal groups, as well as the army and police. Now, there is a very real fear that the violence in the Terai could spread.

Elections due to take place in November have
been postponed indefinitely

Elections due to take place in November have been postponed indefinitely, after the Maoists demanded a system of proportional representation for the elections, and the immediate end of the monarchy.

Many say that the political limbo is feeding the violence, and that the chaotic situation in Nepal could get worse before it gets better. Where does it end? 101 East travels to Nepal to find out.

The guests joining Teymoor Nabili on the show are Chakra Bastola, a member of the Nepali Congress Party and former foreign minister, Dr Battarai, the deputy head of the Maoist Party, and Kanak Mani Dixit, a prominent Nepalese journalist.

Watch part one of this episode of 101 East on Youtube

Watch part one of this episode of 101 East on Youtube

This episode of 101 East aired on Thursday December 06, 2007.


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