AIN urges govt to follow court order regarding Adhikari's murder

POKHARA: Amnesty International Nepal (AIN) has passed a special proposal, calling on the government to abide by the court verdict over the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Phujel, Gorkha on Monday.

The 25th General Assembly of the AIN concluded in Pokhara endorsed the proposal, expressing solidarity to the demand of Ganga Maya Adhikari, mother of Krishna Prasad, who has been staging a fast-unto-death at the Bir Hospital demanding stern action against murderers of her son.

Speaking at a press meet organised here today, Lekhnath (Laxmi) Niraula, General Secretary of the organisation, said that the special proposal was endorsed, demanding justice to the victim and his family.

Krishna Prasad was apparently murdered by the then Maoist combatants in Chitwan district in June 2004 as he was there to meet his grandparents.

Likewise, the general assembly held the voting for the organisation's National working Committee and Appellate Committee as well.

The National Working Committee headed by Rajan Kuinkel comprises Dhruva Ray as Vice Chair, Lekhnath Niraual as General Secretary and Yashoda Upadhyay as Deputy General Secretary.

Similarly, the Appellate Committee comprises Keshab Pokhrel as a coordinator while Basanta Subedi and Prabha Adhikari have been elected as the members.

The AI Nepal's general assembly was inaugurated on September 9 by former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.