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India tells Nepal King to restore democracy; situation worsens

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Kathmandu, Apr 20 (UNI) India today nudged King Gyanendra towards urgently restoring democracy in Nepal as the situation in the Himalayan Kingdom worsened with lakhs of people taking to the streets in defiance of the shoot-at-sight orders, forcing police action in which three protestors were killed and more than 100 injured.

With the agitation against the monarchy spilling over to new areas on the 15th day of protests, Indian Prime Minister's Special Envoy Karan Singh met the King at the Narayanhiti Palace and firmly told him to hold a genuine dialogue with constitutional forces and urgently restore multi-party democracy in the country to overcome the present crisis.

Dr Karan Singh, who was X X X here pick up third para of DF-28-EXTERNAL-OVERALL LEAD NEPAL.

UNI XC/AT/RP KN2008

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