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New Leahy Resolution in US Senate

In April 18th U.S. Senate discussion of a Supplemental Appropriations Bill, a resolution about Nepal’s political detainees proposed by U.S. Senator Leahy was agreed to.

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U.N. Warns of Nepal Refugee Crisis

UPI, April 18, 2005 KATMANDU, Nepal — A senior U.N. official investigating internal refugees in Nepal has called for preventative action to avoid a humanitarian crisis in the country. Dennis McNamara, advisor to the United Nations’ chief of humanitarian affairs, specializes in internally displaced people who have been driven from

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A Perspective from the North American Diaspora

A CALL FOR A DEMOCRATIC MIDDLE GROUND: “The North American Nepali diaspora played a symbolic yet sincere role in the successful restoration of democracy in Nepal in 1990,” writes a group of U.S.-based Nepalis. Now the call of our time, they say, is to work towards the middle ground. This

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Websites on Nepal’s Crisis

In addition to insn.org and nepaldemocracy.net, here are a couple of good sites on the current situation: Liberal Democracy Nepal — This site is dedicated to disseminating and discussing the full range of issues and ideas germane to the ideal of creating liberal democracy in Nepal. Created mostly by Nepali

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Congressman Walsh (RPCV) to King Gyanendra

It is with marked disappointment that the United States Congres observed recent actions to dramatically alter the structure of the Nepali Government… Congressman Walsh’s letter, page 1. Congressman Walsh’s letter page 2.

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NY Times Editorial on Nepal

A State on the Verge of Failure, April 15, 2005 The last thing the world needs is another failed state in south Asia, but that is what threatens to emerge in Nepal, where a spiraling conflict between the army and insurgents has taken a turn for the worse. When King

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NYTimes on Vigilantes in Nepal

Vigilantes May Be Nepal’s Secret Weapon Against Rebels By SOMINI SENGUPTA Published: April 11, 2005 KAPILVASTU DISTRICT, Nepal – In the fifth century B.C., this was where the Buddha came of age. Today, as this country sinks deeper into civil war, it is the epicenter of a violent tit for

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