ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEPAL-A Three-way Deal

NEPAL A Three-way Deal? S D Muni THE permission given by King Birendra to B P Koirala to go 'anywhere abroad' for medical treatment is more than a humanitarian gesture; it has significant political implications. While granting the permission, the King is believed to have indicated to Koirala that he was leaving the country as a free man, and suggested that he might even decide not to come back at all. But if he did, the charges against him still stood and the 'suspended' trial would be resumed. Thus the 'release' also means that Koirala should not think of resuming his political activities in Kathmandu. The King's action also avoids the risk of serious political consequences that might have resulted from any further deterioration in Koirala's health while under detention.

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