In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, students affiliated with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) light candles to celebrate Nepal's new constitution in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
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Police in Nepal said they shot and injured at least three protesters Monday, a day after the Himalayan nation adopted its first democratic constitution, the violence dashing hopes that the historic event would put a stop to weeks of clashes.The two earthquakes that killed more than 9,000 people in Nepal this year galvanized politicians who had squabbled for seven years to finish the charter.It creates seven states in a secular, federal system, but is opposed by some groups who wanted to re-establish Nepal as a Hindu nation, and others who feel it is unfavorable to people in the plains, near India.On Sunday, New Delhi issued a frosty statement offering its "best wishes to the people of Nepal," but stopped short of congratulations on the new constitution.
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