This brings the king in the credibility zone. This shows he is at least trying to go by the constitution. This is remarkable.
This is a smart move. This now allows India to resume some military aid. And because he went as per the letter of the constitution, it does not look like he caved in to foreign pressure.
This is not exactly democracy back on track. But now the press is free. And political parties can openly organize.
Now the Maoists have no reason not to come forward for talks.
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- Nepalese king lifts state of emergency ABC Online, Australia
- King Gyanendra lifts emergency Rediff, India
- King Gyanendra lifts emergency amid mounting pressure Outlookindia.com, UK
- Nepalese King Lifts State of Emergency Voice of America
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- Nepal ends emergency, king retains extra powers Swissinfo, Switzerland
- Emergency over in Nepal Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia
- Nepal's king lifts state of emergency USA Today
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- Nepal King lifts state of emergency Sify, India
- Nepali king lifts state of emergency People's Daily Online, China