Security since a long time has been the main concern of Madhesh/Terai. Lack of security has been obstacle in the overall progress of the region. Incidents of abduction, killing, rape, extortion, etc. have posed serious challenges. People have been terrorized and development activities jeopardized. The most dangerous thing is that security personnel themselves are often found involved in criminal activities – building nexus with criminal groups instead of being active in maintaining law and order in the region. Open border with India has been a catalyst for increasing crime, smuggling and trade of small arms.
This initiative aims to improve the security situation of Madhesh/Terai by strengthening a critical mass of civil society. For this, they have been regularly engaged in research, dialogues and advocacy activities both at central as well as local level.