Nepal police break up anti-India protest over shortages
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Nepal police break up anti-India protest over shortages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal have detained several human rights activists protesting outside the Indian Embassy to demand an end to a months long blockade of supplies from India.

The four dozen protesters held banners demanding India end the border blockade, calling it a “crime against humanity.”

India has restricted fuel, medicines and other supplies to Nepal since the ethnic Madhesi groups in southern Nepal began protesting the new constitution.

India has close cultural ties with the group and has been asking Nepal to consider their demands for bigger state, more seats in parliament and greater local authority.

Police officials say the protesters in Kathmandu would be released later Thursday.