NHRC questions Home secy, IGP

  • ganga maya’s fast
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 29, 2018-

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday inquired Home Secretary Prem Rai and Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal about efforts being made to address the concerns of Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has been on a hunger strike at Bir Hospital for the last 30 days demanding justice for the insurgency-era murder of her son Krishna Prasad.

The rights watchdog had directed the government to take immediate steps to end the hunger strike, to no avail. NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma even met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on June 13 to take up the matter.

As the government failed to act, Rai and Khanal were summoned to answer what they were doing to arrest Chhabilal Poudel, the alleged murderer of Krishna Prasad. A native of Fujel in Gorkha, the 18-year-old was abducted and murdered in Chitwan district allegedly by the rebel Maoists in June, 2004.

“The commission directed Rai and Khanal to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling and use diplomatic channels to bring one of the accused murderers back to the country,” the NHRC said in a statement. The apex court in 2015 had directed the authorities to arrest Poudel and try him in a court of law. Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal Valerie Julliand expressed her concern about the health of Ganga Maya, whose husband died in 2014 while staging an indefinite fast with the same demands.


Published: 29-06-2018 07:27

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