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Ganga Maya’s biography, Nyayako Awasan, launched

- Abijeet Pant, Kathmandu

Jun 17, 2018-

Nyayako Awasan, the autobiography of Ganga Maya Adhikari, mother of late Krishna Prasad Adhikari who was murdered by Maoist rebels in 2004, was released amid a function held in the Capital on Friday. Written by journalist and writer Ghanashyam Khadka, the book hits shelves at a time when Ganga Maya has been staging another fast unto death demanding that her son’s murderers are brought to justice.

The book was launched by journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, former minister Nilambar Acharya, former chief justice Kalyan Shrestha, the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma, and human rights activist Subodh Pyakurel at a programme organised at the Academy Hall.

Speaking at the launch, former chief justice Shrestha said that Ganga Maya’s struggle was not her’s alone but emblematic of the entire citizenry’s right to access to justice. While NHRC chairperson Sharma pointed out that Ganga Maya’s

pleas for justice lay bare how the judicial system continues to be unduly influenced by political motives. Krishna Prasad Adhikari was killed on May 27, 2004. Ganga Maya’s husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari died in 2014 after a 11-month-long hunger strike demanding justice for their son. Nyayako Awasan is published by Book Hill.

Published: 17-06-2018 08:38

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