Hindus protest in Nepal

via www.dailypioneer.com published on May 25, 2006


Thousands of Hindus protested in a southern town on Wednesday against the Parliament’s move to declare Nepal a secular state when it scaled back the king’s powers, officials said. The protesters rallied in the town of Birgunj, about 160 kms south of Kathmandu, burning newspapers and forcing markets and shops to be close, said a Government administrator.

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