“If the Nepali people so wish and desire, the restoration of monarchy is still possible. There is no need to revive monarchy in cultural form. The role of monarchy should be well defined in the new constitution. The current political situation is there for all to see. The monarchy will not stay mute in such a grave situation…the institution of monarchy has always in the past respected various beliefs and religions and it still continues to do so. There is no logic in relating Nepal’s monarchy with that of Hindu religion only.”
Nepal’s former crown prince Paras Shah made these comments upon meeting the press at a program organized to felicitate him by the Khadgi Samaj Nepal, August 21, 2010.