-  Sunday 20 September 2020

    NA starts removing photos, slogans of king

     -  The Kathmandu Post

    Aug 23 2007 - Nepali Army (NA) has started removing photographs and slogans eulogizing the incumbent king and queen from all its office premises including NA Headquarters, Bhadrakali.

    Amid protests from various quarters, a cabinet meeting held Sunday had asked the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to direct NA Headquarters to remove all photographs and slogans valorizing a particular person.

    As per the new directive, the NA has covered slogans related to the king and queen in its headquarters premises with red cloth. Likewise, photographs of the king and queen have been removed from the office premises.

    Talking to the Post, NA spokesperson Ramindra Chhetri said the NA Headquarters has already directed all units across the country to remove photographs and slogans related to the monarch. "It may take time for the directive to reach all units. They will be removed within a few days' time," said he.

    Earlier to this, the NA had removed similar slogans from the Nepal Army pavilion following protests from ordinary public during Army Day earlier this year. Likewise, the NA stopped chanting slogans lauding the king and opted for others, which respected people and roused the feelings of patriotism, during their functions.

    Officials at NA Headquarters said the slogans will be replaced with new ones, which uphold the feeling of patriotism, democratic norms and values and supremacy of people as a whole.

    The incumbent king used to be the supreme commander of the army before the parliament's declaration stripping him of that role last year.

    Source : The Kathmandu Post
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