The International Metalworkers’ 31st World Congress held on 22-26 May 2005 at Vienna, Austria,
- takes a serious note of the anti-democratic steps taken by the King of Nepal in dismissing a democratically elected government and usurping all powers;
- strongly condemns the banning of all trade union and political activity, arrest of leaders and putting shackles on the press and media. The brutal attack of the army on the students in Pokara and its role in terrorising the masses and leaders in all walks of life needs condemnation;-
- exposes the ulterior and sinister design behind the so-called lifting of the state of emergency to receive military aid from countries and especially India in the name of fighting and continuing maoist insurgency in the country;
- appeals to all countries, especially India, not to extend military aid to the King as long as there is no restoration of democratic institutions and practice in Nepal;
- recommends imposition of sanctions against the King and his government until all democratic institutions are restored and perform their normal functions and reinstatement of Parliament without any delay in a fixed time frame;
- calls upon the King to immediately restore the democratic institutions and practice and release all leaders put in prison;
- calls upon the UN to take urgent steps for the restoration of democratic institutions in Nepal.