Ganga Maya Adhikari begins yet another fast-unto-deathGanga Maya Adhikari, who has been seeking justice for the murder of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari for the past 13 years, has started yet another fast-unto-death from Tuesday.
Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has been seeking justice for the murder of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari for the past 13 years, has started yet another fast-unto-death from Tuesday.
Adhikari, 61, a permanent residence of Phujel, Gorkha, announced from the bed of Bir Hospital that she has started her fast-unto-death.
“I will not eat anything until I get justice,” she said, adding, “I don’t care for my life, I will not break fast-unto-death until my demands are addressed.”
Krishna Prasad was murdered during the Maoist insurgency in the country on June 6, 2004.
Adhikari and her husband, Nanda Prasad, had first begun their hunger strike in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in January 2013. They started their second hunger strike the following month and ended it on the 47th day following an agreement with the government, which assured action against some suspects, including Parshuram Paudel. But, they were later released.
Nanda Prasad died after 329 days of the hunger strike on September 22, 2014 at the Hospital. Even after losing her husband, Ganga Maya had continued her hunger strike for a total of 360 days until the government signed a five-point deal with her in October 2015.
“The government should have let me die with my husband but I was feed forcibly,” Ganga Maya said. “Many people had sympathised with me and said I will get justice one day. Now, I have not seen any hope to get the justice. Therefore, I am using the last option.”