Gangamaya ends hunger strike


Kathmandu, Sept 14: Gangamaya Adhikari, who had been staging fast-unto-death for a month, withdrew the strike on Wednesday. She was on a strike denying medicine and saline at Bir Hospital for the past 32 days.
Gangamaya is continuously on a strike for the past six years, seeking action against those involved in the murder of her son, Krishna Prasad. Krishna Prasad was killed by the then rebellion Maoist party in Chitwan in June 2004.
Now, she quit the strike to document her views to the Court.
Legal practitioner and human rights defender Indra Aryal, assisting with the litigation process, said Gangamaya was requested to break the strike, reasoning that that administrative office from Chitwan District Office was coming to her to document her views on September 18.
“To get her views recorded, she needs to be able to express her views clearly. So, she was requested to quit the agitation,” he added.
Owing to the pressure from the human rights activists, the Chitwan District Court had agreed to meet Gangamaya in person to record her statement as part of forwarding the legal process in relation to the murder of her son. RSS

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