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Hindu protesters clash with police in Nepal's capital

Hundreds of Hindu protesters clash with police in Nepal's capital, demanding Hindu state

Hindu protesters clash with police in Nepal's capital

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the new constitution have clashed with police in the capital.

Demonstrators chanted slogans Wednesday as they tried to force through a police barricade on the street leading to the Constituent Assembly building in Kathmandu.

No one was injured in scuffles with police officers and there were no arrests.

Nepal was declared a secular republic after its centuries-old monarchy was abolished in 2008. Kings were believed by many Nepalese to be a reincarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

Hindu groups are now demanding that the Himalayan nation again be declared a Hindu state in the new constitution.

Political fighting has delayed an agreement on the constitution, which was initially supposed to have been drafted by 2010.


Updated : 2021-09-24 07:13 GMT+08:00