Former Nepal King Gyanedra addresses Before Vacating the NarayanHiti Palace as directed by the Constituent Assembly
EXCERPTS“I was an innocent child; I had neither any wish nor desire nor any possibility of having a distinct role except the compulsion to quietly accept the crown. I became king seven years ago because of an unnatural, unexpected and tragic incident. I had no other interests except considerations for the sovereignty, independence, national pride, territorial integrity, peace and the institutional development of democratic, and overall progress of all the citizens. The prejudiced efforts to blame me and my family for the events have been painful to us and are still so. Other members of the royal family who survived the incident are still alive. Bullet fragments which couldn’t be taken out for technical reasons are still in the body of my wife who was also wounded in the incident. During the last seven years neither have I added any property nor have I taken any action by which the traditional property has been reduced,” he maintained.
I have not usurped the right to property of any member of the royal family. I believe that I would also have rights to maintain private property according to the prevalent laws of Nepal. I have no intention or thoughts to leave the country. I will stay in the country to help establish peace.
I pledge to remain completely dedicated to the independence and territorial integrity of the nation, which was formed and remained independent and sovereign because of the blood, sweat and sacrifice of our great ancestors.”
* Translation Collected From Sources