ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Imminent Constitutional Changes in Nepal

in Nepal A FOURTH amendment in the Nepalese constitution is being seriously considered, it is reliably learnt. According to well informed sources, Nayan Bahdur Khetri, a former chief justice and currently Nepal's ambassador to China has been asked to chair the drafting committee. Khetri is already in Kathmandu to initiate the process. Prior to the formation of the drafting committee a team consisting of the Rashtriya Panchayat chairman Navaraj Subedi and Nepal's tourism minister Mahammad Mohasin, was sent to Nebraska to study the functioning of the partyless system. The team is already back to Kathmandu and is believed to have submitted its recommendations before King Birendra's retreat to Chitaun for a week. Though the contents of team's findings and recommendations have not been made public political observers believe Kathmandu may be in tor some fun damental and far-reaching changes in the Nepalese constitution. They do not rule out some restrictions to curb the unruly dissidents within the partyless panchayat as well as some concession to the democrats eager to join the mainstream.

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