The rebellion was in response to King Gyanedra's seizure of the government and dismissal of elected officials [JURIST report] in February 2005, which he said was in response to 13,000 deaths caused by the Maoist insurgency. The rebels have recently agreed to the new cabinet's call for peace talks. A cease-fire has been in effect since the reinstatement of democracy and the government agreed to drop terrorism charges against rebel leaders. AP has more.
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