Nepalese lawmakers stage a protest as lawmakers vote a constitution amendment bill in Kathmandu on January 23, 2016. AFP / STR
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Nepal's ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has led to fuel shortages and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year's earthquakes.Deliveries of relief supplies to communities hit by earthquakes in April and May last year have also been disrupted.However, the Madhesis, who have close familial, linguistic and cultural ties with Indians across the border, say Nepalese authorities have failed to meet their aspirations for greater participation in government.
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