Tuesday, April 25, 2006

News on Nepal

I am pleased to have good news on my update on Nepal!

Last night the king agreed to reconvene Parliment, which would pave the way for a new constitutional assembly. This is a major victory, and it has brought a temporary peace to Nepal. Instead of protesting, the people have been in the streets celebrating. I have friends that were on the cusp of leaving, but for now are safe to stay where they are.

There is still major work to be done though. The Maoists have broken off from the other opposition groups, saying that they're not done protesting until the king is gone. This may be a ploy for negotiation, but it is still a serious situation. The Parliment will come together on Friday to begin work. This may be a major corner that this poor country has turned.

Please continue to pray for Nepal and its peace.

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