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Ethnic divisions prompt Nepal strike

Hundreds of Nepalese have been stranded along major highways because of roadblocks set up by a general strike from the Tharus minority, an ethnic tribe.

The Tharus say the government has wrongly classified them with the Madhesis majority, demanding a separate identity.

Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha has more from the southern region of Tarai.