Protests against Nepal’s new constitution have blocked a number of border crossings between India and Nepal.

Border crossing between India and Nepal at Sunauli.
Border crossing between India and Nepal at Sunauli.

Protesters from southern lowland communities who say they are being marginalised by the charter have formed human blockades at Birganj and other crossings to prevent vehicles from reaching the border, severing Nepal’s main supply lines with India. Riot police have attempted to break up the demonstrations but senior politicians are now calling for a peaceful, negotiated solution to the dispute. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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