JTMMJanatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (revolutionary political group in Nepal)
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While the Maoist rebels have joined the current peace process and are presently teaming up with the political parties, JTMM remains as an insurgent group and has staged protests against the interim constitution.
JTMM has recently called for strikes, road blockades and closure of local government offices, schools and business houses in several districts in southern Nepal to protest against the interim constitution.
Also Sunday, around 15 to 20 armed JTMM members reportedly abducted Govinda Uprety, the 60-year-old father of Nepalese actor Nikhil Uprety, from his house in the same district.
JTMM is a splinter group of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which is currently engaged in a peace process with the government.
Nikhil has confirmed the abduction and appealed to the JTMM to free his father, the online eKantipur news service reported.
In the press statement, JTMM convener Jai Krishna Goit has asked ''the Nepali rulers to leave the Terai'' and has demanded that indigenous people be allowed to run the army, police, and administration in the region.
Based in the plains of south Nepal, the JTMM faction is fighting against what they term ''Nepalese of the hills.''