Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest against federalism as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

 
Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest against federalism as the midnight deadline of the nation
Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest near the Constitution Assembly building against federalism, as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu May 27, 2012. A new constitution is widely seen as crucial to helping end the instability that has plagued Nepal since the end of a Maoist-led civil war in 2006 and subsequent overthrow of the monarchy, but it has been thwarted by demands for the country to be divided into states along ethnic lines. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)