Conflict over statute

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Deccan Herald, 21 September 2015 (2015)



Nepal has once again plunged into a crisis as the transition from decades-long political instability to a constitutional democracy faces violent challenges from the Janajatis (indigenous) and Madheshi groups on issues related to federalism.

Since August 24, 2015 strings of protests, mostly spearheaded by the Tharus, have killed more than 40 people including eight security forces. Kalali district of the far western Nepal has been the epicentre of the protests. This could be termed as the bloodiest protests post first Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in 2008