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The Britain-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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  • A Letter to Dominic Raab :COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal and a call for urgent support 12-05-2021

    The executive committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council urges the UK government to take urgent action to support the government of Nepal in the face of the humanitarian crisis which is unfolding in Nepal due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19 in South Asia.
    As the world has watched the tragic impact of India’s second wave, we are concerned that neighbouring Nepal, which is even less prepared, is being overlooked. We write in the wake of the unprecedented yet urgent call for international support issued by the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, published in the Guardian on the 10th May [https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/10/nepal-covid-uk-g7] and following our own round-table discussion today on the situation in Nepal involving prominent experts on public health in Nepal and the UK (https://www.bnac.ac.uk/activities/covid-19-nepal/). During our programme Sir Jeremy Farrar, the Director of the Wellcome Trust, described the current situation in Nepal as ‘beyond frightening’.

  • BNAC Statement on the Allegation of Sexual Harrasment at TU Nepal (in English and Nepali)- 15-02-2019

    The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) is deeply concerned to hear about the lack of any investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct levelled against a leading retired academic in Tribhuvan University, and about the lack of appropriate internal mechanisms of redress within the university.
    त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालयका एकजना सेवानिवृत्त प्राज्ञको विरुद्धमा यौन दुर्व्यवहार र दुराचरण गरेको भनि लागेको आरोपको बारेमा हालसम्म कुनै छानबिन नभएकोमा र विश्वविद्यालयभित्र यस्तो विषयको कारबाही गर्ने उचित प्रक्रियाको व्यवस्था नभएकोमा बेलायत-नेपाल प्रज्ञा प्ररिषद अत्यन्त चिन्तित भएको छ ।

  • A Letter to the BBC to Save UK-base of the BBC Nepali Service, 14 Nov. 2018

    BNAC expresses concern at the decision of the
    BBC World Service to close the 50-year-old UK base of the BBC Nepali Service in London.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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