Protest in Nepal leaves two dead and dozens injured

Hundreds of people protested yesterday in Surkhet, Nepal, against a proposed new constitution. The situation turned violent and security forces shot at least two protesters. About a dozen others were injured.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that there are strong political tensions in Nepal over the government’s restructuring of Nepal as a federal state. Avoid any pubic gatherings or protests. These situations have turned violent.

In Surkhet, schools and businesses are closed as more demonstrations are expected. Hundreds of police reinforcements have been sent to the midwest area of Nepal.