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    (Original post by Nightowl)
    China will vigourously oppose any suggestion of a UN "takeover" of the situation. This will do no good for the region.
    What does China suggest as a course of action?
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    China wants a peaceful solution to this crisis. We do not criticise the King's decision to seize emergency powers, but we believe it is now time for peaceful reconciliation. China is providing support for the Royal Nepalese Army and will continue to support them. The King has already said that there will be elections and therefore return to democracy within a year. There is no need for UN presence until the elections, when the UN may be required as an observer to the elections.
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    When the RNA is shooting peaceful protestors Sri Lanka does not think that support is warranted.
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    The protestors were throwing stones at the army.
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    (Original post by Nightowl)
    The protestors were throwing stones at the army.
    Lessons from the unrest in Sri Lanka can be applied to Nepal. Surely such shootings only add to the cycle of violence?
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    The army must defend itself. Obviously I don't represent Nepal but it seems to CHina that the RNA has no problem with peaceful protest but the protestors were beginning to progress into violence.
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    His Royal Highness Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev regrets the recent actions cited above. However, even though he has supreme authority over the army, he cannot be held accountable for all of their actions. His Royal Highness Gyanendra does not object to peacful protest - however, violence cannot be tolerated in any society, especially since this protest was a selfish one - the protestors were hindering the delivery and distribution of what food supplies Nepal does have.

    To ensure the well being of both civilian and armed personell, a person was indeed shot.

    Nepal regrets the death of the individual - however, His Royal Highness Gyanendra is still very much in favour of democratization.
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    The King has Chinese support.
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    Nepal thanks China, on behalf of His Royal Highness Gyanendra, for their support.
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    (Original post by henryt)
    Nepal regrets the death of the individual - however, His Royal Highness Gyanendra is still very much in favour of democratization.
    If the Nepalese king is in support of democratization, India wishes for him to show it. Ordering troops to fire on unarmed protestors is not a sign of wanting democracy.
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    The protesters were armed with stones

    The Nepalese King has shown his commitment to a return to democracy by broadcasting to his nation that elections are taking place within a year.
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    India would like to know what the protestors were armed with?

    Although the Nepalese king has said he wants democracy, words mean nothing. Proactive efforts must be made to ensure a peaceful democratization of Nepal.
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    He is taking action, the Nepalese rep is already said he is planning asking the UN to oversee the elections.
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    India wishes to know with what were the protestors armed?
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    China has already stated, here
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    Surely it is completely unecessary to fire weapons at protestors throwing stones. Firing on anti-Monarchist protestors that are not even armed with weapons is not something that shows the 'democratization' of Nepal.
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    I'm sure India knows that if protesters are beginning to throw stones at the peacekeepers then it could easily escalate into something more. The RNA is under a very prussurised situation, under attack from Anti Governmental Forces, with its limited resources it can not cope with further attack from anti monarchist. It is unfortunate but they need to subdue these situations quietly. They are allowed to protest peacefully.
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    (Original post by brimstone)
    Although the Nepalese king has said he wants democracy, words mean nothing. Proactive efforts must be made to ensure a peaceful democratization of Nepal.
    And such actions are being taken. Nepal is disappointed that India cannot trust the word of the Nepalese king.
 
 
 
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