Maoist People Liberation Army (PLA) during their armed display at their camp in Harnamadi of Makwanpur district. More than 13,000 people were killed and 1,00,000 displaced since the communist rebels launched their armed struggle against the state in 1996. King Gyanendra's direct rule ended in April 2006 after the rebels entered talks on how to end the civil war. A landmark peace deal was agreed in November and in early 2007 the Maoists joined an interim government. CPN-Maoist won the highest number of seats in the Constitutional Assembly election and became the largest political party of the Nepal. The maoist joined the main stream politics in 2006 after fighting decade long arm conflict. Nepal has been declared as a Republic country, doing away with the 239 years old monarchy of the Shah dynasty. (image by Sailendra Kharel)
Maoist People Liberation Army (PLA) during their armed display at their camp in Harnamadi of Makwanpur district. More than 13,000 people were killed and 1,00,000 displaced since the communist rebels launched their armed struggle against the state in 1996. King Gyanendra's direct rule ended in April 2006 after the rebels entered talks on how to end the civil war. A landmark peace deal was agreed in November and in early 2007 the Maoists joined an interim government. CPN-Maoist won the highest number of seats in the Constitutional Assembly election and became the largest political party of the Nepal. The maoist joined the main stream politics in 2006 after fighting decade long arm conflict. Nepal has been declared as a Republic country, doing away with the 239 years old monarchy of the Shah dynasty.
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