Nepalese students holding placards take part in a protest to show solidarity against the border blockade in Kathmandu, Nepal Nov. 27, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Police in Nepal arrested 38 protesters Sunday for trying to enforce a strike against neighbouring India, which is accused of orchestrating a weeks-long border blockade that has caused crippling fuel shortages.Protests at the border over Nepal's new constitution have led to crippling fuel shortages in the landlocked Himalayan nation, while medicines are also running short.Movement across other border checkpoints has also slowed to a crawl, prompting Nepal's government to accuse India – which has criticized the new constitution – of retaliating with an "unofficial blockade".On Sunday 13 Indian border security officers crossed into Nepal chasing smugglers in the southeastern district of Jhapa, prompting reports in India that the officers had been detained.
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