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Notorious Nepal Ex-prince Fires Gun in Drunken Brawl at Luxury Resort

14 December 2010

Times of India

KATHMANDU - Nine years after a shooting at Narayanhity Palace wiped out most of Nepal's royal family, shots rang out at an upscale resort from the gun of one of the massacre's survivors, former crown prince Paras, whose wayward ways, drunken brawls and playboy image made as much news in the country's last few years of royal rule as the unpopular policies of his father, King Gyanendra. The weekend incident at the popular Tiger Tops jungle lodge in south-western Nepal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nepal's Ruling Party Seeks Ex-crown Prince's Arrest After Shooting Spree

13 December 2010

Deccan Herald (Kathmandu)

In an unprecedented turn in Nepal's history, police on Monday began an investigation into a gun brawl involving ousted crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah and the son-in-law of the nation's deputy prime minister after a media outcry and a call by the largest party in the ruling alliance for Paras' arrest. Nepal's police on Monday sent a four-member team headed by deputy superintendent of police Ravi Raj Khadka to Tiger Tops, an upmarket wildlife resort in Chitwan in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Runner Tells of Frequent Handgun Smuggling from India to Nepal

27 November 2010

Kantipur (Nepal)

KATHMANDU - Laxman Shah's (name changed) life seemed routine to his neighbours, until the day the police arrested him. His wife and children were shocked, as they were kept in the dark about his real profession. Shah has been a dealer of firearms for the past decade — an arms mule who regularly procured small arms from the Indian towns of Sitamarhi, Sursand, Basopatti, and Ladniya to send them to the Capital. Shah was released a few months ago from Jaleshwor Jail,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pledge at UN Shows Nepal's Commitment to Slowing the Illicit Gun Trade

8 October 2010

Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU - Nepal has shown its commitment to prevent illicit trade of small arms, light weapons and their use. The commitment was put forth in a session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. "We fully support the effective implementation of the programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons," said Gyan Chandra Acharya, permanent representative to the UN, at the first committee meeting of UNGA in New... (GunPolicy.org)

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Police Struggle to Seize Illegal Weapons as Gun Trafficking Rises in Nepal

12 September 2010

Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU - Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Sunday today rounded up three persons with two pistols, three magazines and eight rounds of bullets. They were caught dealing in illegal arms red-handed at Kalanki Chowk. They have been identified as Islam Teli alias Tufan Singh (40), Saijad Ali (29) and Binod Singh Tharu (28), all from Bara. The seized pistols were US made. SSP Rana Bahadur Chand informed that they confessed to smuggling small arms into the capital... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nepal Faces Challenging Epidemic of Gun Violence, Armed Criminality

30 August 2010

República (Kathmandu), Opinion

One of the most challenging 'epidemics' in the post-conflict period in Nepal has been that of gun violence. The staggering rise of criminality in the country denotes the illegal possession of firearms by civilians, which means the ascending magnitude of deaths, maiming, abductions and extortions. The recent high-profile murders of two media entrepreneurs Jamim Shah and Arun Singhaniya or the near fatal shooting of a medical professor and litterateur Dr Hemanga Dixit... (GunPolicy.org)

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Police Work to Curb Illegal Arms Trade, Increasing Gun Violence in Nepal

4 July 2010

Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU - Illegal trade in small arms is thriving in the capital city, if Nepal Police data is anything to go by. In the past four months, police have seized 18 pistols and shotguns and more than 50 rounds of bullets from criminal gangs in Kathmandu Valley. While admitting that easy access to firearms had resulted in increased crime — killings, abductions, extortion and attacks — SP Ramesh Prasad Kharel, in-charge, Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka, said,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Illegal Arms Trade, Gun Trafficking Said to Flourish in Nepal Tourist Area

2 July 2010

BBC News

The central Kathmandu tourist district of Thamel has become a centre for illegal trade in guns and small arms. Kathmandu's police chief said the area was becoming increasingly violent because of its popularity with the city's drug dealers and criminals. With cheap restaurants, backpacker hostels and shops, Thamel has long been the tourist capital of Nepal. Most tourists spend at least a day here before heading out into the country to go trekking or rafting. But in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Culture, Handgun Crime Increasing in Kathmandu Valley, Say Police

18 May 2010

Himalayan Times (Kathmundu)

KATHMANDU - Gun-culture is surely growing in the Valley, and police have sounded the alarm bell. The number of criminals arrested in possession of small firearms stands as a stark indicator of this trend in the underworld of theft, robbery, and extortion. Police arrested seven gangsters with four firearms in separate raids in Kathmandu over the week. A special squad of Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Monday night nabbed Pawan Tamang (23) of Nuwakot and Sabin... (GunPolicy.org)

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Police to Focus on Nepal-India Smuggling of Chinese Guns and Ammo

14 January 2010

Hindustan Times (Delhi)

Alarmed by the continuous seizure of huge quantities of arms and explosives, the Bihar police has decided to approach neighbouring state agencies to unravel the inter-state network of arms and ammunition peddlers and crime syndicate active on the Indo-Nepal border. "A meeting chaired by Director General of Police Anand Shankar decided to approach neighbouring state agencies to eliminate the inter-state network of peddlers of arms, ammunition and explosive materials,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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India Resumes Weapon Sales, Gun 'Loans' to Nepal After 4 Year Ban

23 December 2009

Indian Express

Ending a four-year self-imposed ban, India has decided to resume supply of small arms to Nepal. The ban came into effect in February 2005 when then King Gyanendra sacked the democratically elected government. The decision to resume supplies — to begin with, only small arms will be supplied on "loan" — was taken at a meeting convened by the Home Ministry earlier this month. Incidentally, Nepalese Maoists oppose any move by Kathmandu to buy arms from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Firearm Seizures Increase in Nepal Amid Talk of Gun Running from India

4 August 2009

Republica (Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU — Some alarming findings have emerged in connection with the growing small arms menace in the capital Valley after a racket was busted at a shopping mall last week, police sources say. The group, from whom police extracted three pistols and 36 rounds of ammunition, has named some political leaders and cadres of student and youth wings as their clients, investigation officers tell myrepublica.com. The group is said to have mentioned the names of political... (GunPolicy.org)

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Exponential Growth of Illegal Gun Trade, Gun Crime is Worry for Nepal

18 June 2009

Telegraph (Nepal)

KATHMANDU — In the year 2008-2009, three years after the Maoists gave up bullets and embraced to the practice of ballots, crime in the country instead of taking a down turn surprisingly increased at an alarming rate. In the State led and non state led violence combined, some five hundred forty people were killed and more than seven hundred people were abducted across the country. Only few weeks after the data was revealed to the pubic by a non-governmental... (GunPolicy.org)

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UN Seminar Tackles Gun Smuggling, Trafficking in South, Central Asia

17 June 2009

Indopia / PTI

KATHMANDU — Delegates from 13 countries, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, today participated in a UN-brokered regional seminar in the Nepalese capital to combat arms smuggling in South and Central Asia. The two-day seminar, first in a series of three sub-regional meets on 'Illicit Brokering of Small Arms and Light Weapons' in Asia and the Pacific, began today with an aim to enhance cooperation among the states in the region to address the issue of arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Crime, Trafficking, Armed Domestic Violence on the Rise in Nepal

14 June 2009

Republica (Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU — Conflict analysts studying impacts of small arms on Nepal's peace process have concluded that Nepal is seriously suffering from proliferation of small arms. It is estimated that there are around 55,000 small arms across the country at present. At a program jointly organized by International Action Network on Small Arms, SAPA-Nepal and IHRICON on the occasion of Week of Action Against Gun Violence in the capital on Sunday, conflict experts said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Prince Killed His Nepalese Royal Family for a $15m Gun Deal - and Love

30 March 2009

IBN / United News of India India / UNI

KATHMANDU — The ex-crown prince Paras has said late prince Dipendra had killed his family for a multi-million dollar arms deal and love, local media reports said here today. "Nepal Army was looking for a new weapon to replace the Belgian SLR. Dipendra liked the German Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle, as opposed to the battle-tested Colt M16," Kantipur quoted ex-prince Paras as saying in an interview to The New Paper Sunday. The ex-prince has been living in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Proliferation of Privately Held Guns Fuels Political Corruption, Crime in Nepal

26 February 2009

Telegraph Weekly (Kathmandu)

During the transitional period after the political change, the uses of small arms and weapons have incredibly increased which thus pose a formidable threat to public security. Security experts opined this at a program held in Kathmandu yesterday February 25, 2009, organized under the aegis of Nepal Policy Studies Council. Says Conflict management turned security expert Dr. Bishnu raj Upreti, "in the recent days and months the uses of small arms have increased by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Easy Access to Guns, Official Neglect Fuel Rising Armed Violence in Nepal

14 May 2008

IRIN (UN News)

KATHMANDU — Civilians are becoming more vulnerable to attack by militant groups and criminal gangs in the Terai region of southern Nepal as a result of the apparent proliferation of small arms and improvised explosive devices, local analysts say. Easy access to guns has led to an increasing number of killings, abductions, attacks and cases of looting and extortion, they said. "The control of small arms still seems to be a low priority for political parties and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nepal Tightens Gun Control Laws, Penalties for Illegal Arms Possession

7 November 2007

Kantipur (Nepal)

KATHMANDU — The government has introduced an ordinance to check illegal arms possession with provisions of additional fine and jail-term for offenders. The ordinance introduced Monday brings amendments in the existing Arms and Ammunition Act 2019 BS, slapping jail-terms from six months to seven years and fine amount from Rs 5,000 to a maximum Rs 50,000 on those found guilty of possessing illegal arms. The newly introduced legal provision also allows authorities to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nepal, India Urged to Do More to Curb 'Out of Control' Gun Smuggling

2 September 2007

IRIN (UN News)

KATHMANDU — Activists and human rights campaigners in Nepal believe the government and political parties could do more to control small arms, which continue to maim and kill innocent people. "The flow of small arms is out of control and the government has failed to do anything. Arms continue to pose a huge threat to most civilians," arms control activist Bishnu Upreti told IRIN on 30 August. In 2007 over 135 people were killed by small arms used by various... (GunPolicy.org)

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