Constitution Day: Why Constitution of 2015 is so special compared to previous constitutions

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ITAHARI: SEPT. 19 – Today, Ashoj 3, is Nepal’s Constitutional Day. Seven years ago on 3 Ashoj 2072 BS (Sept. 20 2015), Nepal promulgated the Constitution of 2015. This constitution, however, was not the first constitution in Nepal. Nepal had experienced six previous constitutions at different points of its national history. The first written constitution of Nepal was issued in 1948.

It was the constitution of Nepal’s Rana regime that ruled Nepal for 104 years until 1950. Other constitutions were the constitutions of 1951, 1959, 1962, 1990 and 2007 respectively.

Two constitutions of 1951 and 2007 were interim constitutions drafted at the height of political transition. In 1951, the Rana regime was formally ended paving the way for inclusive Rana- Nepali Congress Government on 18 February 1951. In 2007, the interim constitution


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