Sunday, September 20, 2015

Nepal Celebrates Its New Constitution

Nischal Kharel /
Candles are lit as part of the celebration of a new national constitution in Nepal. The parliament passed the document last week and these photos show celebrations that took place on Sunday.

Nischal Kharel /
People light candles as part of the ceremony celebrating the new constitution.
Nischal Kharel /
People took to the street in Pokhara in excitement and happiness over the new Nepalese constitution, which most citizens welcome. Some people, including members of the cultural minority group Madhesi, object to the constitution because they are not convinced it will protect all citizens and have been demonstrating against it in protests that have at times turned violent.
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