News Analysis - Nepal



  • 1. Tens of Thousands of Maoists in UN Camps (February 26, 2007)
    U.N. officials revealed that 30,852 former Maoist rebels in Nepal registered themselves in relief camps and submitted 3,428 weapons as part of a peace process to end conflict in the Himalayan state.<More>

  • 2. U.S. Aid to Nepal to Continue (February 08, 2007)
    The U.S. will continue to provide financial aid to the interim Nepali government even though it has accommodated the terrorists Maoists in the administration.<More>

  • 3. Nepal King Public Appearance (January 24, 2007)
    Since being sidelined by the Seven Party Alliance (SPA), Nepali King Gyanendra made his first appearance in connection with a Hindu festival Vasanta Panchami but government officials and politicians who traditionally the attend the festivities remained aloof.<More>

  • 4. Nepal Maoists Start Disarmament (January 20, 2007)
    About 350 combatants including 150 women handed over their arms to UN officials as part of a deal that granted them a 1/3rd of Parliament seats and a Deputy Prime Minister post so they can work on elections in June.<More>

  • 5. Maoist Join Nepali Government (January 17, 2007)
    In a landmark event, Nepal’s Maoist insurgents gave up violence and joined the interim government and assumed “responsibility to conduct the elections for the constituent assembly” as part of a peace deal with mainstream political parties. <More>

  • 6. Maoists Block Envoy Designate to India (December 25, 2006)
    Nepali Maoists and political groups supporting them said that they will block Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala’s envoy designate for India, an obscure retired diminutive woman who is also a niece of the PM claiming that the decision was taken without consulting them.<More>

  • 7. Maoists Protest Envoy Nominations (December 21, 2006)
    After reaching a landmark deal with the political parties that would essentially nullify any powers to King Gnanendra, albeit temporarily, Nepali Maoist guerrillas called for a nationwide strike to protest against the government’s nomination of new ambassadors to 13 foreign capitals.<More>

  • 8. Nepal Close to Deal (December 15, 2006)
    Nepal’s ruling coalition and Maoists guerrillas say that they are close to an understanding on an interim constitution and power-sharing even as a new poll showed that the Nepalese overwhelmingly wanted the marginalized King Gnanendra in power.<More>

  • 9. Nepal Arms Treaty (November 29, 2006)
    After much suspense and debate, The Nepal Government and Maoist guerrillas finally signed a tripartite agreement with United Nations for the monitoring and management of arms and armies while Nepal goes into a constituent assembly and elections.<More>

  • 10. Nepal-Maoist Arms Accord (November 06, 2006)
    In a welcome development, the Government of Nepal (GoN) seems to have reached an understanding with the Maoists where the terrorists will be confined to cantonments in 7 locations and their arms escrowed in designated places.<More>

  • 11. Maoist Meet Focuses on Coordination (October 03, 2006)
    In an ominous note, the fourth conference of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) in Nepal resolved to better coordinate to turn South Asia “into a flaming field of people’s upsurges.”<More>

  • 12. Maoists Force Children to March for Peace (September 22, 2006)
    Maoist guerrillas and their once-banned ultra-leftist student union forced children, some as young as 10, to attend a 5-hour rally under scorching sun listening to diatribe against US imperialism and Indian expansionism. <More>

  • 13. Nepali Maoist Protest Indian ‘Arms’ (September 15, 2006)
    An unsubstantiated report in a local paper claiming a convoy of trucks carrying arms for the Nepal Army provoked the Nepali Maoists to call for a strike, block main arteries, burn tires, and disrupt transportation.<More>

  • 14. Disappearances on Rise in South Asia (September, 06 2006)
    As nations of South Asia fight terrorism, Amnesty International (AI) says that “enforced disappearances” of people is growing and while “new patterns” are emerging from Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"><More>

  • 15. Nepal Has a New Draft Constitution (August 29, 2006)
    A team of legal and political experts in Nepal have drafted a new lob-sided Constitution that will withdraw many privileges of the King and retaining the right of the Maoist terrorists that does not necessarily create stability to one of the world’s poorest nations.<More>

  • 16. Maoist Terrorists Hunt Indians (August 02, 2006)
    With increased Indian insistence on the disarming of Maoist terrorist groups in Nepal, hospitality sector employees and businessmen of Indian origin have become prime targets for extortion and death threats causing a large exodus back to their homeland.<More>

  • 17. Nepal Cuts King’s Last Link with Army (July 27, 2006)
    The interim Government in Nepal abolished the Military Secretariat, seen as the King’s last link with the Army, and also set up a Security Coordination Office (SCO) at the Defense Ministry replacing the King Gnanendra as the Supreme Commander.<More>

  • 18. Nepal Talks Deferred Briefly (July 24, 2006)
    Talks between the interim Government and Nepalese terrorist group was deferred but to meet in the near future and focus on the interim constitution content, constituent assembly formation process, constituencies redraw plan, and arms management.<More>

  • 19. Nepal Cuts Palace Purse (July 13, 2006)
    In a further public humiliation for the vastly unpopular King Gnanendra, Nepali Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat proposed a $1.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2006-2007 that included a massive cut for the royal palace expenditure and purse.<More>

  • 20. Nepal Terrorists Accuse US of Interference (July 06, 2006)
    Nepalese terrorists accused the US of undermining the peace process underway in the landlocked mountain nation citing examples of American threats to cut aid guerrillas join the interim government without giving up their weapons first.<More>

  • 21. Nepal Terrorists Want Merger with Army (June 26, 2006)
    Nepal Maoist leaders are visiting Katmandu after briefing cadre in the West on June 16 dialogue and will meet Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and other prominent intelligentsia ahead of the next summit probing opinions and assessing space for their movement.<More>

  • 22. Nepal Cancels Terror Cases, Releases Terrorists (June 13, 2006)
    Nepal has announced that it will release all terrorists detained under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Control and Punishment) Ordinance (TADO) and cancel all pending cases to placate the terrorist elements with which it is negotiating peace.<More>

  • 23. India Offers Rs.1000 cr Deal to Nepal (June 12, 2006)
    India offer visiting Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala a deal worth Rs. 1000 crores (USD 217 million) that would include a one time grant, waiver of dues for supplied military equipment, reworking of loans, and subsidized fertilizer.<More

  • 24. Nepal Terrorists Caution 'House supremacy' (June 09, 2006)
    Alarmed by the bonhomie shown to Nepal Prime Minister Girija Koirala, terrorists say that it is concerned by the "slow pace" of talks and warned of "further bloodshed" if the seven-party alliance (SPA) made the Parliament the supreme body in the country.<More>

  • 25. Nepal PM in India this Week (June 06, 2006)
    The newly reinstated Nepal Prime Minister G P Koirala will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday seeking India's cooperation in restoring peace, assistance for economic reconstruction, and resolving the insurgency that is tearing his country apart.<More>

  • 26. Nepal, Terrorists Agree on Code (June 05, 2006)
    The newly installed Nepali Government and the Maoist terrorists have finally agreed on a 25-point code of conduct to move their dialogue process forward and agreed to work together to form a new Constituent Assembly elections. <More>

  • 27. Nepal Humiliates King Even More (June 01, 2006)
    The recently reconvened Nepali Parliament went on another revenge spree proposing various measures that will minimize the King’s stature even more and in a move seen to placate the Maoist terrorists, it ordered the release of all terrorists in jails.<More>

  • 28. 7 Nepali Peacekeepers Abducted in Congo (May 30, 2006)
    Nearly 2 weeks after Islamic rebels abducted and killed 12 Nepali workers, Congo terrorists have abducted 7 Nepali peacekeeping soldiers killing one of them and maiming 3.<More

  • 29. Hindu Groups Protest in Nepal (May 25, 2006)
    Hindu groups in the southern industrial city Birgunj protested violently against the reinstated Parliament’s decision to clip the King Gnanendra’s powers state<More>

  • 30. Nepal Clips King’s Powers (May 19, 2006)
    The recently reinstated Nepalese Parliament unanimously voted on a resolution to severely curb the rights of the King, make the country a Republic, abrogate his legal immunity, and aggrandize power over the Army, court, and Constitution to itself.<More>

  • 31. Anti-King Resolution Stalls (May 16, 2006)
    Nepal’s bid to pass an anti-King resolution stalled as disagreements within the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) on what should be included and what excluded.<More>

  • 32. Nepal’s Unstable Roadmap to Peace (May 15, 2006)
    Nepal’s Maoist terrorist leader “Pachanda” announced that he would lead his group in negotiations with the other members of the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) in a roadmap that that has disaster written on every bit of it.<More>

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