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Nepal imposes restrictions on cars as fuel supplies from India hit by protests, violence

  • Students affiliated with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), arrive near the Indian Embassy for a protest against the blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Students affiliated with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), arrive near the Indian Embassy for a protest against the blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nepalese man walks past a closed fuel pump in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    A Nepalese man walks past a closed fuel pump in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Students affiliated with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), make a fire near the Indian Embassy during a protest against the blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Students affiliated with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), make a fire near the Indian Embassy during a protest against the blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Nepal started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal has started imposing restrictions on vehicular movement as a blockade of cargo trucks on the border with India has badly hit the supplies of essential commodities, especially fuel.

Nepalese officials said Sunday that cars will run on alternate days based on the last digit of their license plate. Trucks carrying supplies from neighboring India stopped entering Nepal this past week after angry protests following the adoption of a new constitution.

While many have welcomed the new constitution, some ethnic groups object to the boundaries of the seven federal states that were set up. Other protesters want Nepal to be a Hindu state and not secular as the constitution calls for.

The protests have been waning, but violence related to them has killed at least 45 people in recent weeks.