Panel formed to ensure government’s pledges to Ganga Maya are fulfilled

Kathmandu, July 20

A committee was formed today to oversee implementation of all the commitments made by the government in the past to Ganga Maya Adhikari,who has been fighting for justice for her murdered son.

Ganga Maya Adhikari had ended her 45-day-long hunger strike on July 14 after the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang handed over a letter, assuring that all past commitments the government made to her would be fulfilled.

The committee comprises Kumar Ghimire, joint secretary of Ministry for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, representing the government, and Kanak Mani Dixit, Charan Prasain, Baburam Giri, Subodh Pyakurel and Ram Ashish Karki as representatives of Ganga Maya.

Ganga Maya, while ending her fourth fast-unto-death, had warned that she would restart the hunger strike if the government did not fulfil its commitments that were made to her.

Adhikari’s teenage son Krishna Prasad Adhikari was kidnapped and killed by the then Maoist rebels in Chitwan in June, 2004 at the height of Maoist insurgency. She has accused Chhabilal Poudel, his son Parshuram Paudel and nephews Bhimsen Paudel, Ram Prasad Adhikari, and Januka Paudel of killing her son.

The government has issued ‘red corner notice’ against all the accused, except Chhabilal Poudel, who surrendered before the Supreme Court. Victim Krishna Prasad’s father Nanda Prasad had died on 22 September 2014, after 329 days of fast-unto-death.