Gangamaya turns to UN in her fight for justice

Published On: January 10, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica


KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Gangamaya Adhikari on Wednesday met UN Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand at UN House Pulchowk, Lalitpur as part of her campaign to internationalize her forlorn fight for justice.

She was accompanied by her lawyers at the meeting.  Adhikari urged Julliand to play her part to give justice to her son saying that it is the responsibility of the international community as well to help her get justice.

Gangamaya’s 18-year-old son Krishna Prasad was killed by Maoists in Chitwan on June 6, 2004. She has staged fasts-unto-death repeatedly demanding actions against those involved in killing her son. Her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari had died in 2014 in the course of his fast-unto-death.

“I have lost all hope of getting justice from the Nepal government. This is a state full of perpetrators who are bent on inflicting woe on the victims. I request you to play a role on your part to internationalize my long-drawn-out fight for justice,” Advocate Om Prakash Aryal quoted Gangamaya as saying to Julliand.

In response, UNRC Julliand assured her of doing all she could do for her son and also reminded her of her newspaper article in which she had urged all the stakeholders including the international community to address the issue of Gangamaya.


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