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High level commission asks government to take action against King

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Kathmandu, Nov 23 (UNI) The High Level Probe Commission probing the role of the then authorities in suppressing the pro-democracy movement in April, has recommended action against 202 individuals, including King Gyanendra, reports today said.

''The commission also recommended to the government that it should formulate a new law to take action against King Gyanendra for his role as the then chairman of the Council of Ministers in suppressing the April uprising,'' The Kantipur quoted the report, which was submitted on Monday.

The government has not yet made public the reports but has said action will be taken against the guilty persons.

At least 21 persons were killed and more than 5,000 were injured during the pro-democracy demonstrations in April that forced the King to restore parliament. The ressurected legislature thereupon cut down his power, made drastic change in the state affairs and sundered the link of the royal palace to the Nepal army.

The commission has recommended action against 202 persons, including the royal ministers, chiefs of the security services and administrators, the report advocated.

Meanwhile, the government has provided Rs 70 million to the Maoists for the management of their armed cadres in various districts in accordance with the agreement reached between the government and the Maoists, it said.

The arms of the Maoists will be managed under the UN monitor during the election of the Constituent Assembly to be held by June next year.

UNI XC SHB DB2107

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