Kathmandu, March 29 -- Nepal's civil rights activists, writers, lawyers, professors and diplomats have called on their government to take a stand against the ongoing killings of pro-democracy protesters by the military junta in Burma.

In a statement on Sunday, they appealed to the Nepal government as well as the international community to voice their criticism of the Burmese military.

'We are proud of the Myanmar people's valorous stand for democracy, appalled by the murderous suppression by the Tatmadaw military, and distressed by the lack of adequate response from the governments of South Asia and globally,' the statement reads.

The press release 'urgently calls upon the Government of Nepal to stand up for democratic values and on th...