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Title: Terai movement for federal restructuring
Authors: K. C., Hem Bahadur
Keywords: Terai movement;Federal restructuring
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ,Political Science
Institute Name: Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
Level: Ph.D.
Abstract: In this study, the Terai‟s perspective on the movement was examined. For the benefit of Terai people, this investigation focused on how to resolve the Terai movement. The different dimensions like political, social, economic, cultural, religious, identity and international influence have been connected with the study. These dimensions either directly or indirectly contributed to the Terai movement. The study‟s foundation was the issues which asked how much Terai people and movements had to do with federal restructuring, identity, political and economic condition and capability-based framework. The conceptual framework was created to determine the causes of movement in the Terai served as the foundation for the qualitative methodology. The study‟s primary contribution was generation of new knowledge. Terai movement modified into political reform, economic development, identity of Terai people, inclusion of people in different organs of state and good governance. Many new political parties emerged during the movement in Terai. The agreement to ensure the rights of Terai people through the amendment of constitution was made between Seven Party Alliance and Terai political parties during movement. The gaps such as lack of awareness, economic crisis, political instability, specific identity, inclusion policies and service delivery system through federal restructuring have been identified by the researcher. The research about the Terai movement has been connected depending upon the gaps by using different dimensions like international influence, economic, political, identity, social and cultural along with federal restructuring. The research has been piloted depending upon qualitative approach with triangulation. The data from the study‟s areas participants were used to conduct additional research. The primary and secondary data were collected by using different tools and techniques. The reliability and validity have been tested by the researcher. The qualitative research approach of descriptive and exploratory research design has been set through triangulation of data. The purposive sampling has been chosen depending on the conflict prone and economic crisis zone. The causes and implication of Terai movement, strategies of mitigation of Terai movement and triangulation of data have been chosen depending upon three objectives of research. The study has found out that Terai movement caused due to vii poverty, different types of discriminations, poor service delivery, social evils, and lack of awareness. The political instability, underdevelopment, illiteracy, poor living standard, impunity and invisible slavery were still found out in Terai. Terai people wanted the specific identity and inclusion in different organs of the state. The discriminations and impunity situation have been still existing. Many people were unemployed and uneducated in Terai. It has also explored that the corruption, unaccountable leadership, international influence, traditional political system has been found out by the researcher. Throughout the entire study, the researcher has claimed that the political re-engineering, economic transformation and good governance with the identity of Terai and Terai people lead to settle the movement of Terai.
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