European Parliament Resolution on Nepal (Thursday 29th September 2005)

The European Parliament ,
- having regard to its previous resolution of 24 February 2005 on Nepal , in which it condemned the royal coup and urged King Gyanendra to lift the state of emergency and re-establish parliamentary powers and democratic institutions,
- having regard to the Declaration of 6 September 2005 by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union welcoming the ceasefire declaration by Chairman Prachanda of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN(M)),
- having regard to the visit to Nepal of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General of the UN, Lakhdar Brahimi, in July 2005,
- having regard to the EU Troika visit planned for October 4 to 6 2005,
- having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas on 1 February 2005 King Gyanendra, in an unconstitutional act, dismissed the government, assumed direct power and declared a state of emergency,
B. whereas violence has escalated in Nepal since the royal coup, and the powers of the Royal Nepalese Army have been unchecked in the absence of an elected government,
C. whereas the royal coup has strengthened the position of the Maoist rebel groups, which have over 15 000 fighters and many areas of Nepal under their control,
D. whereas a seven-party alliance bringing together most mainstream political parties, which between them had more than 190 seats in the disbanded 205-member parliament, is calling for the reinstatement of the 1999 House of Representatives and for peace negotiations with the Maoists,
E. whereas meetings took place between party representatives in New Delhi in May 2005, and whereas in August 2005 the seven-party alliance agreed to appoint a joint team for formal negotiations,

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