Incident Reports

Adhikari Passes Away Fighting for Justice


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Kathmandu,nyayka laagi anshanrat adhikariko dehavsaan, nyayka laagi praanko aahuti. Kathmandu/September 22 Nanda Prasad Adhikari, 56, of Phujel VDC-7 in Gorkha has passed away on September 22 while staging a fast-unto-death demanding justice against the murder of his son. Adhikari, who was staging hunger strike along with his wife Ganga Maya since 3 hundred 33 day at Bir Hospital breathed his last at around 5 pm. His body has been taken to Teaching Hospital for post-mortem. According to INSEC Chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel, who along with other human rights activists had met with the Adhikari couple hours before his death, said that situation of Ganga Maya is also critical. "Such sorrowful incident has never taken place in the political history of Nepal," Pyakurel said, adding that the shamelessness shown by the state towards the right to justice of the victims led to this incident. Saying that the government failed to provide justice to the victims, Pyakurel said that height of hopelessness of the government was seen in Adhikari incident. Adhikari couple had refused to end their strike following the government's hesitance to implement the commitment it had made to them. The then Maoist cadres had killed son of Adhikari couple Krishna Prasad Adhikari, 17, at Bakulahar chok in Chitwan on June 6, 2004. The couple had been demanding that the murderers of their son be brought to justice. INSEC Chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel, senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, human rights activist Sudeep Pathak, general secretary of Nepal Bar Association Sunil Pokharel had met Adhikari couple today afternoon after their health turned critical. The couple had taken glucose water after the rights activists expressed full support for their struggle to justice and committed to help in bringing the culprits to justice. Doctors had been giving protein to the couple through the veins in their neck.