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Nepal tables draft of new constitution, defying court order

Jul 01, 2015    

Kathmandu: Nepalese lawmakers tabled the draft of a long-awaited new constitution in parliament late on Tuesday, prompting protests from opposition members who tore up copies of the charter and said it violated a recent court order.Spurred by April's devastating quake, Nepal's parties struck a historic deal to end years of limbo and draw up a new constitution three weeks ago, agreeing to divide the country into eight provinces and appoint a federal commission to decide on internal borders.The country's supreme court, however, termed the agreement unconstitutional and issued a stay order agains...

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