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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

Nepal Maoists obstruct House against 'arms import'

Kosh R. Koirala - Reporting from Nepal

Kathmandu, 27 July, ( Lawmakers belonging to Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) obstructed parliamentary proceedings on Sunday over the government’s alleged arm deal with India.
Speaker Subas Nembang adjourned parliamentary proceedings after the Maoist lawmakers shouted slogans in front of the rostrum, demanding Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to immediately address the issue.

Maoists have vowed not to let the House run its business unless the prime minister addresses the issue.

"The prime minister must personally express his commitment that the government would not import arms from India at any cost," said Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Maoist´s deputy parliamentary party leader.

The Maoist leaders have accused the UML-led government of violating the Comprehensive Peace Accord-2006 by signing a deal on resuming the import of lethal as well as non-lethal arms from India during Defense Minister Bidya Devi Bhandari´s India visit. Bhandari is currently on a week-long visit to India.

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