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TheBritain-Nepal Academic Council was established on 23 May 2000 at a large meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London of British academics and researchers interested in various aspects of ...

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  • Statement on CIAA Interference in an Academic Institution (SSB)

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), as a partner organization of the SSB, wishes to express its deep concern about the report in The Himalayan Times on 25 September 2016 that the CIAA has encouraged the Social Welfare Council to investigate both the Social Science Baha and the Alliance for Social Dialogue. The BNAC is supported in this by academics from across the world who have experience of doing research in Nepal (see list below).

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  • Statement on CIAA Arrest of Kanak Mani Dixit 28 Apr 2016

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) wishes to express its serious concern about the arrest of senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit and the manner of operation of the Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Nepal.

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  • Statement on the Politcal Crisis in Nepal and Indo-Nepal Relations, 11 Nov. 2015

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) wishes to express its deep concern about the current political situation in Nepal, and Nepal India relations.

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  • Statement on the Nepal Earthquake of Saturday 25th April 2015

    The Executive Committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), wish to express their deepest sympathy for the Nepali people at this tragic time.The scale of the humanitarian crisis in the Kathmandu Valley and in the districts to its north, is overwhelming: thousands have died, many more have been crippled, and millions left homeless and destitute.

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  • Restrictions Placed on the Freedom of Expression of Nepali Citizens, 25 Nov. 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) expresses serious concern over restrictions placed on the freedom of expression of Nepali citizens

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  • Statement on Annapurna Storm, 27 Oct. 2014

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council offers its condolences to the families of the tourists, porters, and guides who lost their lives as a result of the unseasonable storms in Manang and on the Thorong La. It hopes that detailed consideration of the work conditions of porters will be part of the Nepal Government’s response.

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  • Detention of British Nepali Researchers in Qatar, 8 Sept. 2014

    BNAC Executive Committee expressed concerns on the detention of two British Nepali reesearchers by Qatari Authorities and requested for their release.

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  • BBC Nepali Service, 3 May 2011

    The Executive Committee of the Britain Nepal Academic Council, which consists of academics from the universities of Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Limerick, London and Oxford and from the Centre of Nepal Studies UK, wishes to express its serious concern over the BBC World Service’s recent decision to discontinue broadcasting its Nepali service on short wave frequencies. We believe that this decision should be reviewed

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  • Violence Against People Demonstrating Peacefully in Nepal, 18 Apr. 2006

    Statement to opposie the escalation in violence and the use of excessive force by the Nepalese security forces against people demonstrating peacefully for the restoration of democracy in Nepal.

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  • Nepal Government’s Action against Media, 25 Oct. 2005

    We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the seizure under the cover of night of communications equipment from the Kathmandu office of Kantipur FM Station by state officials on 21st October 2005

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  • 21-February-2005

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council, an organisation of academics in Britain working on Nepal, is deeply concerned by the recent suspension of democracy and fundamental freedoms in Nepal

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