Monday, 12 September 2016

Ganga Maya Adhikari's battle for justice

Posted by Anup Baral August 12, 2016 :

Ganga Maya Adhikari, who was on a hunger strike for 360 days demanding action against the murderers of her son Krishna Prasad, ended hunger strike this evening after a five-point deal with the government. She had been staging indefinite hunger strike since October 25, 2013 demanding investigation into the murder of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari during Maoist insurgency. Law Minister Narahari Acharya broke Adhikari´s hunger strike by offering her Jeevanjal, Horlicks and glucose at Bir Hospital. Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who had been staging fast-unto-death with his wife Ganga Maya at Bir Hospital in the Capital for the past 11 months, had passed away last month. Similarly, the government would take security responsibility of Gangamaya and her son Nur Prasad, and would provide relief and would manage settlement and livelihood of the victim´s family. Nanda Prasad Adhikari was a Nepali citizen who sought justice after his son was killed. Adhikari died, after an 11 month hunger strike, demanding that the Nepali government arrest the murderers of his son..Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who was on a fast-unto-death against the killing of his son during Maoist conflict (1996-2006), has passed away on Monday evening. Director of Bir Hospital, Dr Swayam Prakash Pandit said Adhikari died while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Nanda Prasad and his wife Ganga Maya were on a fast unto death for the past 11 months demanding legal action against those involved in their son Krishna Prasad's murder. Nanda Prasad was on the fast-unto-death along with his wife Ganga Maya Adhikari for past 332 days. Adhikari's body could not even absorb nutrients fed through pipe. Bir Hospital had informed two months ago that the hospital could do nothing to save the Adhikari couple.

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