Nepalese Constitution Assembly members stage a protest as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

 
Nepalese Constitution Assembly members stage a protest as the midnight deadline of the nation
Nepalese Constitution Assembly members protest at the Constitution Assembly building against federalism and the dissolution of the constitution assembly, 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)