India-Nepal

Himalayan mess-up

Print edition : February 19, 2016

Madhesi MPs stage a walkout before Nepal's Parliament voted to amend the new Constitution in what was seen as an unsatisfactory attempt to accommodate the demands of the ethnic minorities, in Kathmandu on January 23. Photo: AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koriala at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on August 3, 2014. Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP

Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Nepal's Maoist leader and former Prime Minister Prachanda, in New Delhi in July 2015. Photo: PTI

Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress, a former Prime Minister. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Madhesi protesters throw stones and bricks at Nepalese policemen in Birgunj, a town on the border with India, on November 2, 2015. Photo: Jiyalal Sah/AP

The drafting of Nepal’s new Constitution was marred by flawed processes and neglect of the concerns of the Madhesis and other marginalised groups. India’s attempts to intervene only made matters worse.
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