King Gyanendra has made offers to the seven political parties to form a government under the present constitution which the parties have refused according to highly places sources.
The seven political parties will be attempting to defy the 18 hour curfew declared within 200 m outside the Ring Road and inside of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts. According to sources political leaders have already gone outside of Ring Road last night and are arranging for masses to gather at certain checkpoints at mid day.
Protestors in thousands are already staging peaceful demonstrations in Bhaktapur and Kirtipur where curfew has not been declared. Party workers say the aim is to show the king what a peaceful peoples movement can do.
In Kathmandu the streets are completely deserted. The people are planning to shout pro-democracy slogans from their roof tops at mid day. Curfew passes have not been issued to any media or press including international journalists. -- END--