From The Nepali Press
FROM ISSUE #47 (15 JUNE 2001 - 21 JUNE 2001) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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"The spine-chilling bloodbath on the night of 1 June in Narayanhiti Darbar has created a serious political crisis in our country. Our party is not taking this incident lightly, as a non-political issue or the result of a simple family dispute. We take this to be a serious political conspiracy. We realise that reactionary forces, domestic and international, are trying their best to prove that it was a normal family dispute that exploded. The manner in which the information was made available and the way the last rites were carried out lead us to believe this was a political conspiracy. It would be utter political immaturity to claim King Birendra and his family were not murdered because of the king's liberal political stand and sense of nationalism. His open and far-ranging thoughts had made life difficult for government, the ruling capitalist class that always looks towards India, and domestic and international extremist reactionaries. .If anyone thinks there can be a repeat of Kot Parba and Bhandarkhal Parba against politically conscious Nepalis at the start of the 21st century, they are suffering from a delusion..."