The symbols are powerful. People understand that. That’s why thousands of enthusiastic people today demonstrated throughout the day, a day after the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a republic, demanding that the national flag of Nepal be hoisted at the Narayanhitti palace occupied by former king Gyanendra Shah. Earlier in the morning, at about 8:30 AM, the royal flag, the insignia of the Shah dynasty that ruled Nepal for the past 240 years, was removed apparently by the staffs of the palace. Finally, after hours of protests and attempts by the people to hoist the flag by themselves, the national flag was hoisted in the evening, at about 19:42 PM. Continue reading A Symbolic Story: National Flag of Nepal Replaces the "Royal" Flag
Congratulations to Nepali people for abolishing monarchy and establishing republic! Here are the press statements we received from the UN via its mission in Nepal, the US embassy and the British Embassy welcoming the historic decision of the CA yesterday to abolish the monarchy in Nepal and congratulating the people of Nepal.
CARTER CENTER CONGRATULATES NEPAL’S NEW CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
30 May 2008. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. CONTACTS: In Kathmandu: Darren Nance, +977 1 444 5055/1446, In Atlanta: Deborah Hakes, +1 404 420 5124
The Carter Center congratulates the people of Nepal, the government, and the political
parties on the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly on May 28, 2008. This is a
testament to the commitment and dedication of the Nepali people and their political
leadership to sustainable peace and multi-party democracy. Continue reading A Day After Nepal Monarchy Abolished, International Recognition