Nepal on Sunday adopted a new constitution aimed at bolstering its transformation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular federal democracy, as violent protests raged in the south against the charter.
"I announce the presented constitution of Nepal, passed by the Constituent Assembly and authenticated by the chairman of the Constituent Assembly, effective from today, 20 September 2015, before the people of Nepal," said President Ram Baran Yadav at a ceremony in parliament.
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