Incident Reports

Sit-in held calling for saving Gangamaya's life


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

A sit-in was held today near the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, demanding the guarantee of the life of Gangamaya, who has been on a fast-onto-death for long, calling for justice to her murdered son. Her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari was murdered after abduction by the then Maoist cadres during the Maoist insurgency in the country. 'Save Gangamaya Campaign' organised a sit-in demanding her life, immediate enforcement of the court verdict handed on the case relating to the murder of Krishna Prasad of Phujel, Gorkha and justice to all survivors of the conflict. Human rights activists Charan Prasai, Kanakmani Dixit, TU Teachers' Association chair Rameshwor Adhikari joined the sit-in, stated Common Platform for Conflict Victims' patron Suman Adhikari. It was to draw the government's attention towards ensuring justice to Gangamaya, he added. Krishna Prasad was shot dead on June 6, 2004 in Chitwan when he had been there to meet his grandparents. Later, his father Nanda Prasad died on September 22, 2014 due to untiring fast-onto-death for justice to his son. The dead body of Nanda Prasad is still in the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) because Gangamaya refused to perform the last rights of her spouse until justice was guaranteed to the victim family. RSS गंगामाया बचाऊ अभियानले द्वन्द्वकालमा मारिएका छोरा कृष्णप्रसाद अधिकारीको हत्याको आरोपीलाई कारबाहीको माग गर्दै आमरण अनसनरत गंगामायाको जीवनरक्षाका लागि धर्ना दिएको छ। प्रधानमन्त्री निवास बालुवाटारमा सो अभियानले आज अनसनरत गंगामायाको जीवनरक्षा गर्नुपर्ने, अदालतको फैसलाको तत्काल कार्यान्वयन गर्नुपर्ने र सम्पूर्ण द्वन्द्वपीडितलाई न्याय दिलाउनुपर्ने माग गर्दै धर्ना दिएको हो। द्वन्द्वपीडित साझा चौतारीका संरक्षक सुमन अधिकारीले न्यायका लागि अनसनरत गंगामायाको जीवनरक्षाका लागि सरकारको ध्यानाकर्षण गराउन धर्ना बसेको जानकारी दिए। धर्नामा मानव अधिकारकर्मीहरु, चरण प्रसार्इं, कनकमणि दीक्षित, प्राध्यापक संघका अध्यक्ष रामेश्वर अधिकारीलगायत मानव अधिकारकर्मीको उपस्थिति थियो। गोरखा फुजेलका गंगामायाका छोरा कृष्णप्रसादको द्वन्द्वकालमा चितवन बकुलहरमा २०६१ जेठ २४ गते गोली हानी हत्या गरिएको थियो। छोराको न्यायका लागि अनशन बस्दाबस्दै नन्दप्रसाद अधिकारीको २०७१ असोज ६ गते निधन भएको थियो। उनको शव अहिले पनि शिक्षण अस्पताल महाराजगञ्जमा राखिएको छ। रासस
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Contestation related to transitional justice and human rights
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , INSEC , Local Newspaper - Chitwan