Legislature disbands in failure

January 11, 2020 07:50 am

KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal descended into a new crisis on Sunday after rival political parties in the Himalayan nation failed to reach an agreement on a new constitution before the national legislature’s term expired at midnight.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: On this day in 2015, Nepal promulgated its first federal republican constitution. It was thought that ‘the historic document’ would usher Nepal into an era of peace and stability, bringing an end to inequality along the lines of ethnicity, caste and class. It, however, was not to be.