Madhesis are people living in South of Nepal in the region of Terai. They are people living close to the border of India.

The Madhesis have always been discriminated against by Pahadis or the people living in the upper reaches of Nepal.

In fact, the discrimination against Madhesis at one point of time, was so intense by Pahadis that if a Madhesi citizen wanted to visit Kathmandu, they had to apply for a permit.

The Madhesis, through their representation, demanded rights in the new constitution.