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The World : Nepal Opposition Halted

Opposition leaders in Nepal, citing recent terrorist bombings, announced the suspension of a monthlong civil disobedience campaign, and 60,000 teachers were urged by their leaders to end a six-month strike. “The violence by undesirable elements has created a kind of anarchist state posing a threat to the nation itself,” said Girija Prasad Koirala, the jailed general secretary of the banned Nepali Congress Party. A series of bombings last week blasted the gates of King Birendra’s palace, a hotel owned by the royal family, the National Assembly building and other government structures.


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