Government grants Rs10m in cash relief to Ganga Maya

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 25, 2018-

The government has given Rs10 million in cash relief to Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has staged several rounds of hunger strike seeking justice for her murdered son Krishna Prasad Adhikari.

According to Adhikari’s advocate Ashikram Karki, the government on Monday opened an account in Ganga Maya Adhikari’s name at Agricultural Development Bank and deposited Rs 10million as per the agreement reached with her in 2013. The government has also deposited the interest amount of Rs 19, 63,000 in her account. The government had signed a five-point agreement with Ganga Maya on September 22, 2013 to persuade her to end the hunger strike following the death of her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari.

Earlier on July 13, Ganga Maya ended her indefinite hunger strike on the 46th day after the government pledged to implement the past agreements. She has been seeking justice of her son who was killed 14 years ago during the  insurgency.

Gangya Maya and her husband Nanda Prasad had first staged their hunger strike in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in January 2013.

Published: 25-07-2018 07:28

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