Civil unrest continues in Nepal

Clashes broke out again in Nepal when activists from the Tharu ethnic minority held a protest to demand their own separate province bordering India. In the town of Gaur in Rautahat district, police fired into a crowd of about 150 demonstrators who were throwing objects at police. One protester was killed.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that minority ethnic groups have been demonstrating across the country against the new constitution which they say would discriminate against them and not give them sufficient autonomy.

To minimize safety risk avoid all public gatherings and demonstrations since political tensions are running high and these demonstrations have turned violent.