Sit-in held calling for saving Gangamaya's life

Published On: June 17, 2018 02:23 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, June 17: A sit-in was held today near the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, demanding the guarantee of the life of Gangamaya, who has been on a fast-onto-death for long, calling for justice to her murdered son. 

Her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari was murdered after abduction by the then Maoist cadres during the Maoist insurgency in the country. 

'Save Gangamaya Campaign' organised a sit-in demanding her life, immediate enforcement of the court verdict handed on the case relating to the murder of Krishna Prasad of Phujel, Gorkha and justice to all survivors of the conflict. 

Human rights activists Charan Prasai, Kanakmani Dixit, TU Teachers' Association chair Rameshwor Adhikari joined the sit-in, stated Common Platform for Conflict Victims' patron Suman Adhikari. It was to draw the government's attention towards ensuring justice to Gangamaya, he added. 

Krishna Prasad was shot dead on June 6, 2004 in Chitwan when he had been there to meet his grandparents. Later, his father Nanda Prasad died on September 22, 2014 due to untiring fast-onto-death for justice to his son. The dead body of Nanda Prasad is still in the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) because Gangamaya refused to perform the last rights of her spouse until justice was guaranteed to the victim family. RSS

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