The conflict was ended in 2006 when the democratic political parties and the Maoist’s brought about the end of a 240-year old monarchy and established a republic in Nepal.
The lead up events to the armed conflict included the declaration of a National State of Emergency in both 20 that caused further political instability and restricted a wide range of civil liberties, a move that was met with criticism abroad.
The article is structured around four major themes: (1) the Maoist insurgency or ‘People's War’; (2) state formation and transformation; (3) identity politics; and (4) territorial and ecological consciousness.
We also address the dynamics of migration and mobility in relation to all of these themes.
Activists fear that the move signals a return to a form of one-party rule similar to the Panchayat system imposed by the King of Nepal in 1960.