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Facebook group vents anger at Nepal’s leaders

Thousands of young Nepalese have united behind a new Facebook campaign to stop paying the country’s battling politicians if they cannot produce a new constitution by the May 28 deadline.

The diverse group, which includes politicians, activists and the reigning Miss Nepal, gave voice to growing public anger with the lawmakers the country voted in three years ago in the first general election since the civil war.

Nepal’s 601-member parliament was elected in 2008 with a two-year mandate to draft a new national charter.

The constitution was meant to usher in a new social and political order after centuries of inequality that were a major cause of the decade-long conflict between Maoist insurgents and the state.

But despite a 12-month extension agreed last year, the lawmakers have yet to complete the task — prompting the Facebook campaign for them to forego their salaries.

“I feel huge regret for voting in … Read More