Address Ganga Maya’s demand: Rights activists

KATHMANDU: A team of human rights activists today met Minister for Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs Narahari Acharya and drew his attention to the plight of Ganga Maya Adhikari who has resumed fast-onto-death.

The team led by Gangadhar Adhikari, chairperson of Human Rights and Peace Society, urged Acharya ‘to address the genuine demand raised by Ganga Maya and save her life’ at the earliest. “In response, Minister Acharya said he is serious about the issues highlighted by the rights activists and expressed commitment to take initiatives to address them,” HURPES said in a press release.

Ganga Maya of Fujel, Gorkha, resumed her hunger strike at the National Trauma Centre where she is undergoing treatment after the government failed to address her only demand to punish the killers of her son Krishna Prasad. Ganga Maya had called off her 360-day hunger strike last year after signing a five-point deal with the government which had pledged to bring her son’s murderers to book.