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Single snapshots: Protesting change

Nepal is in the process of rewriting its constitution, to replace the interim constitution of Nepal, which was written in 2007 as the country moved from monarchy to secular republic. (Phew, now that was a mouthful!)

State boundaries are being rewritten, and the various parties are looking at the role of religion in the nation, with some demanding that the country be recognized as a Hindu state. One group of people from the southern plains, the Madhesis, are going as far as to demand self rule. Women’s rights and citizenship clauses for children born to foreigners are other emotive issues being raised in the drafting of the new constitution.

A campaign to get feedback on the draft constitution was launched last month across the country, but with many people busy just trying to rebuild their lives after the earthquakes earlier this year, public participation has been low. This hasn’t stopped political parties from protesting in the streets daily though. There’s a large, constant riot-police presence in and around Kathmandu (and in the rest of the country apparently) and several protestors have died over the last few weeks in clashes with the police.

I was confronted with one protesting group as I drove to work one morning. Of course I jumped out of the car to snap a pic.

Protesting Hindu party

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3 comments on “Single snapshots: Protesting change

  1. madasue
    August 13, 2015

    Mmm..I can see you joining one of those as the guy dressed only in the loincloth and body paint….you’ll have to grow a serious beard first though….

    • Robin
      August 13, 2015

      I’m working on it…

  2. There_Lot
    August 17, 2015

    Haha..I hope not

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