Brawl in Nepal parliament as clock ticks on new constitution

January 20, 2015 12:12 PM

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KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least three security marshals were injured in a brawl that broke out in Nepal's parliament early on Tuesday, with opposition legislators climbing on their chairs and throwing microphones and shoes in a heated debate over the Himalayan nation's new constitution.

Former Maoist rebel lawmakers stormed the parliament's chambers during the late-night session in an attempt to prevent the ruling coalition from pushing ahead with a vote to settle several disputed points in the new constitution and have a draft of the document ready by their soft deadline on Thursd...

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