Print Edition - 2018-01-31 | News
Ganga Maya on another death fast
Jan 31, 2018-
Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has been seeking justice for the murder of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari for the past 13 years, started yet another fast-unto-death on Tuesday. Adhikari, 61, a permanent residence of Phujel, Gorkha announced from her bed at Bir Hospital.
“I will not eat anything until I get justice,” she said. “I don’t care for my life, I will not break the fast until my demands are addressed.”
Krishna Prasad was murdered on June 6, 2004 during the Maoist insurgency.
Adhikari and her husband, Nanda Prasad, had first begun their hunger strike in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in January 2013.
They started their second hunger strike the following month and ended it on the 47th day after the government assured them that action would be taken against the suspects, including Parshuram Paudel. But they were later released.
Nanda Prasad died after 329 days of the hunger strike on September 22, 2014 at the hospital. But Ganga Maya had continued her hunger strike for a total of 360 days until the government signed a five-point deal with her in October 2015. “Many people had sympathised with me and said I will get justice one day. Now, I have lost hope. And I am using this as the last option.”
Published: 31-01-2018 07:42