Incident Reports

Rights Activists Demand Safety of Adhikari Couple


Lalitpur,adhikari dampatiko jiwan suraksh ka lagi adhikarkarmiharuko maag. Lalitpur/August 26 Human rights activists have urged the government to proceed with the investigation of killing of Krishna Prasad Adhikari in a credible manner in order to save lives of his parents who have been holding fast-unto-death demanding action against his murderers. Speaking at a press meet organized by the Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) in Kathmandu on August 26, AWC Chairperson and former commissioner of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Sushil Pyakurel said that the silence of the leaders of High Level Political Mechanism on the issue had raised doubts. Pyakurel questioned on the leaders' commitment to people's fundamental rights and human rights, adding whether they had to take responsibility or not if the Adhikari couple die while demanding justice. Nanda Maya and Ganga Maya have been admitted in the ICU of Bir Hospital after their health condition deteriorated. They have refused to receive treatment. Advocate Dinesh Tripathi warned that universal jurisdiction might be drawn if legal process were not forwarded in a credible manner in Nepal. Rights activist Charan Prasai said that though the political parties and the government were siding with the perpetrators, human rights activists are taking side of the victims and justice. Journalist Kanak Mani Dixit raised suspicion on the treatment of the couple citing restriction to journalists to enter Bir Hospital. A press statement issued by the AWC has urged for the withdrawal of the fast-unto-death of the Adhikari couple stating that life is necessary to take the struggle for justice ahead. Meanwhile, police administration has imposed restriction on getting information on the health condition of Adhikari couple from August 26 who is at the ICU of Bir Hospital. The hospital administration has pasted a notice saying that meeting with the couple has not been allowed as health condition of the couple is critical.