1950-1990 History of Nepal





Nepal since 1990



In a new constitution (1990), the formation of political parties was permitted, human rights were guaranteed. In 1996, a Maoist guerilla took up armed struggle against the country's political system.
The transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997 affected Nepal, as the last Gurkha regiment had been stationed there. The tradition of Gurkha units in the British Empire now ceased.
In 2001, popular King Birendra and his family were assassinated, allegedly by his son, the crown prince, who then committed suicide. In 2004 Nepal joined WTO.






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Nepal, from infoplease
Birendra : Nepal's Monarch of Change, from BBC News
Return of the Maosits : Midnight Knocks and Extra-Judicial Killings in Nepal, from SAHRDC (1996)
DOCUMENTS Nepali News Online, posted by Kantipur Online; issues since 2003 from eKantipur, The Kathmandu Post, Kantipuir Daily, Global Nepali
ORF Nepal News Brief, from Observer Research Foundation
REFERENCE Article : Nepal, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1991-1992 pp.898-900, 1992-1993 pp.986-988, 1993-1994 pp.986-988, 1994-1995 pp.986-989, 1995-1996 pp.982-985, 1996-1997 pp.934-937, 1997-1998 pp.941-944, 1998-1999 pp.1016-1020, 2000 pp.1055-1059, 2001 pp.1027-1031, 2002 pp.1175-1179, 2003 pp.1175-1179, 2004 pp.1179-1184, 2005 pp.1185-1190, 2006 pp.1193-1198 [G]
Entry : Kingdom of Nepal, Cabinet, p.72; Background Notes, pp.945-950, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Nepal, pp.752-755 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Article : Nepal, in : Americana Annual 1992 pp.387-388 (on events of 1991) [G]
Article : Nepal, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1991 pp.432, 666, 1992 pp.404-405, 666, 1993 pp.407, 679, 1994 pp.408, 678, 1995 pp.449, 678, 1996 pp.448, 678, 1997 pp.455, 676, 2002 pp.469-470, 686 [G]



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