6 Months On…Nepal Still Struggling

Make Up 2 Make Up

October 25th marked 6 months since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal.  And instead of a country on the mend and rebuilding, Nepal is at a standstill.  A new constitution was introduced almost two months ago, one that took 7 years to put forth.  While some saw this as a moment of progress and stability, many still saw the continuation of patriarchal rule and discrimination against marginalized ethnic communities.  Those living in the southern plains bordering India refused to be silenced again.  Unrest and violent protests have led to more than 45 deaths and a closure of the trade routes with India.  This has now led to massive shortages of petrol and cooking gas, along with food, medicine, and other daily needs fulfilled by trade with India.  There is also the general accusation of an unofficial blockade being enforced by India themselves as a result of their dissatisfaction with…

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