KATHMANDU: Violence in the Himalayan nation Nepal has intensified on Wednesday as the protesters armed with stones and sticks attacked nearby police camps. At least four people were shot dead in the Southern plains of the Nepal during the violent attacks.
Nepal is now in the final stage of carving a new constitution after its Civil war in 2006. The draft of the Nepal’s constitution is set to carve the country of 28 million population into seven provinces.
Many people in the Southern regions of Nepal, bordering India oppose the division into provinces saying that it splits their narrows areas and merge with larger provinces with other ethnic groups.
Three demonstrators were shot in the town of Jaleswor in Mahottari district, 100 km (60 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, after a police post was attacked by thousands of protesters armed with sticks and stones, police official Saurav Rana said.
More than thirty people have been killed so far since the draft constitution of Nepal was unveiled last month, the Reuters reports.
On the other hand the makers of the new constitution said that the division was need for a stable political system which would in turn help the economic development of the Himalayan nation.
Nepal has been still reeling from two devastating earthquakes that killed 8,900 people this year.