Himalayan challenge

Print edition : October 30, 2015

Celebration in Kathmandu a day after the first democratic Constitution was promulgated on September 20. Photo: NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, or Prachanda (centre), Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman, with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (to his left) after attending a meeting in Parliament on October 2. Photo: BIKASH KARKI/AFP

Oil tankers and trucks that were stranded near a gate that marks the border with India, in Birgunj, in the wake of the Madhesi agitation on September 24. Photo: Ram Sarraf/AP

The promulgation of the new Constitution leaves half of Nepal in tumultuous protest, with large sections of the population feeling it is not inclusive and has not taken on board their concerns.
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