Prez Bhandari urges Gangamaya to end hunger strike

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today urged on Gangamaya Adhikari to break her fast-unto-death.

Gangamaya has been staging hunger strike for the past six years demanding action against the murderers of her 17-year-old son Krishna Prasad Adhikari. He was killed in 2061 BS in Chitwan by then Maoist during the decade-long civil-war.

She has been giving continuity to the hunger strike alone after her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari died at Bir Hospital on September 22, 2014 during the hunger strike.

During a meeting with human rights activists associated with 'Save Gangamaya Campaign' today, President Bhandari expressed that Gangamaya, who has been staging hunger strike for the past six years for justice, should end the hunger strike. She further said, she was seriously concerned about the latest step taken by Gangamaya.

President Bhandari said a situation whereby an individual has to put her own life at stake for justice was very unfortunate and unpleasing.

Meanwhile, human rights activists have already staged sit-in time and again at different places including in front of official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar and Singha Durbar under the "Save Gangamaya Campaign".

Human rights activist Indra Aryal said they will always support the campaign until her demands are addressed by the concerned authorities.