Nepal: Pro-Monarch forces clash with Police on National Unification Day

Clashes broke out between monarchy supporters and the police in front of the administrative centre complex Singha Durbar during Unification Day celebrations in Nepal on Monday. Pro- monarchs who came in groups from various locations around the capital were kept off the site by police to avoid possible encounters between two groups, however the clash that occurred 300 metres away from the statue of Prithivi Narayan Shah injured one seriously who was later rushed to hospital in a security vehicle. The clash sparked after Pro-monarch forces tried to advance towards the statue chanting pro-monarch slogans. 27th of Poush is regarded as national unification day as well as the birth anniversary of late King Prithivi Narayan Shah.