KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his fourteenth hunger strike demanding reforms in the country’s medical education sector, has ended his fast. KC is breaking his fast-unto-death after he signed a five point agreement with the government on Friday evening.
Dr Govinda KC had started his 14th fast-unto-death, against a recent apex court verdict reinstating sacked dean of Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine (IOM) Shashi Sharma. On Monday, he was arrested after an official of the Supreme Court, Netra Bandu Paudel, lodged a suo moto contempt of court charge-sheet against Dr KC shortly after he alleged that Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli was ‘corrupt’ and was siding with ‘ the mafia’, during a press conference held at 2 pm to announce his protest action.
The government has agreed to meet some of his demands while the Supreme Court earlier this week decided to address some of his charges against the chief justice.