Save Ganga Maya campaigners warn moving ICC

Published On: September 12, 2016 06:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: ‘Save Ganga Maya Campaign’ has warned of moving International Criminal Court (ICC) if the government fails to arrest Chabilal Tiwari, the main accused of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari, immediately.  

Ganga Maya Adhikari, the mother of Krishna Prasad, is on hunger strike at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu demanding to take action against those involved in killing his son during the armed conflict.

The campaigners warned of internationalizing the issue if the government doesn’t arrested the culprit disobeying the Supreme Court (SC)’s order.

Urging Ganga Maya to end her fast-unto-death immediately, campaigner Subodh Pyakurel said, “Fight for justice is only possible when alive. Please, end your hunger strike at the earliest.”

Pyakurel added that they will request United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN for justice to Ganga Maya before Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal leaves USA to attend United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).    

Also speaking, Professor Kapil Shrestha accused the government of promoting impunity by bringing the guilty to book.

 “If the case is internationalized, our leaders will fear leaving the country,” he said.

Advocate and Human Rights activist, Dinesh Tripathi said that the government disrespected the supremacy of the apex court.

“Ganga Maya is staging the hunger strike for justice and rule of law,” he said.

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