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Nepali new national flag flies over former palace

Posted by n3wday on June 15, 2008

this article claims the king had left “without bloodshed.” And certainly his blood was not shed, and he did not (in the end) need to be forcibly ejected. But getting to this point required ten years of hard and bitter revolutionary war with the sacrifice of thousands of fighters — in conflict with the King’s police and soldiers. The basis of everything happening now has been that peoples war (and the mass struggles of the people) — just as the forward motion of events will require great struggle, conflict, sacrifice and armed confrontations. This article originally appeared in China View.

Former Nepali royal palace turns into public museum

by Phanindra Dahal, Zhang Jianhua

KATHMANDU, June 15 (Xinhua) — Nepal’s royal Narayanhiti palace, which was the residence of Nepal’s Shah kings for more than a century, was transformed to a public museum Sunday.

Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala hoisted the national flag in the palace to mark the republic and establishment of Narayanhiti palace museum.

Addressing the special function, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said the establishment of republic peacefully in Nepal has set an example to the world.

“The king left the palace without any bloodshed. It is unique and extraordinary event in the world,” he added.
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