Nepal: February 12, 2005


Maoist rebels declared another road blockade of the capital. Traffic was reduced, but more Nepalese are not falling for the blockade threats any more. Declaring a blockade was more of a psychological than military strategy for the Maoists. But the effectiveness of the tactic is declining each time it is used. 

The king promised to return to democratic rule in a hundred days. The king says that he needs that much time to deal with the Maoist uprising. 


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