From The Nepali Press
Deshantar, 27 June
FROM ISSUE #254 (01 JULY 2005 - 07 JULY 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The royalists are doing everything to tighten state control over the rights of citizens by putting the king above the constitution. Almost six months have elapsed since the king assumed direct rule in the country, yet he has been unable to convince the international community about his move. He has remained unsuccessful in his attempts to reassure the world despite going abroad himself to attend international forums. While intellectuals are advising the king to work within constitutional limits and hold talks with the parties, his men are on their way to jeopardise the monarchy by encouraging the king to be even more authoritarian. They are now trying to coax the king to declare political parties anti-national. Sachit Shamsher is especially active these days in advising the king to do this. The royalists are clearly not interested in restoring democracy. The consequences will be dangerous. Already, there are signs of the government trying to undermine the justice system by lying to the court. The NHRC has serious legitimacy problems. Some of its members have confessed that they support the king\'s move. What is the king up to?