Nepal

In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoist extremists broke out in 1996. The ensuing ten-year civil war between insurgents and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a November 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nation-wide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The Constituent Assembly elected the country's first president in July. The Maoists, who received a plurality of votes in the Constituent Assembly election, formed a coalition government in August 2008, but resigned in May 2009 after the president overruled a cabinet decision to fire the chief of the army staff. (CIA)


1. Local leadership for youth needs to be raised continuously.

2. Slavery system and child labor are still maintained.

3. A quarter of a million Nepali girls have been sold to work in the sex industry across the border in India. Up to 60-70% of the girls are HIV positive and only few of them will live to the age of 25.

4. Most of university students have no opportunity to hear about gospel.

 

1. Let us pray that God would protect Christians from persecution against churches, which is still taking place today.

2. Pray for an end to poverty in this land. Pray for an immediate end of poverty in this nation. Pray every one to have nutritious food three times a day and clean drinking and bathing water on a regular basis.

3. Economic depression and social polarization are serious issues in Nepal.

4. Illiteracy rate is more than 50% so it is difficult for the people to read the Bible.