All dressed up to welcome Nepal's new Constitution

Nepalese in indigenous attire attending a celebration to welcome the country's new Constitution in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Nepal formally adopted a new Constitution, turning the former Himalayan monarchy into a secular democracy. Several ethnic c
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Nepalese in indigenous attire attending a celebration to welcome the country's new Constitution in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Nepal formally adopted a new Constitution, turning the former Himalayan monarchy into a secular democracy. Several ethnic communities and small opposition parties are protesting against the new Constitution, saying that the change will not end the discrimination against them.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'All dressed up to welcome Nepal's new Constitution'. Print Edition | Subscribe