SAP urges people not to pay taxes, bills

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Kathmandu, April 17: In an attempt to pressurise king Gyanendra to restore democracy in the Himalayan kingdom, the seven parties alliance (SAP) appealed to the people not to pay any taxes as well as electricity, drinking water and telephone bills to the government.

While appealing to people to continue defying curfew and prohibitory orders of the government throughout the mountainous nation, the parties also urged them to boycott goods and services of all industries and businesses owned by the king or members of the royal family.

They also asked all Nepalese working abroad to stop sending remittance money to the country.

The parties requested the international community and international financial agencies to stop loans and financial assistance to the government, and to support the movement.

The parties instructed that the funds, collected to treat injured protestors, be properly managed and used, and asked people to be alert toward government vigilantes and to form ''citizens security committee'' in all localities throughout the country.

The parties urged the people to come to the streets and further intensify the movement to completely end autocracy in the mountainous nation.

UNI

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