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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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7 Years’ Death Anniversary of Nanda Prasad Adhikari commemorated in Kathmandu.

7 Years’ Death Anniversary of Nanda Prasad Adhikari commemorated in Kathmandu.

22 September 2021, Kathmandu: Commemorating the 7 years of Nanda Prasad Adhikari’s death, a commemoration event was organized on 22 September 2021, in front of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. The program was attended by human rights defenders, lawyers, conflict victims, members of civil societies and media personnel.

Speaking in the program, human rights lawyer Indra Aryal stated that the Government has been negligent in providing justice to Ganga Maya Adhikari and the dead body of Nanda Prasad Adhikari still remains in TU Mortuary, has denied the right to final rites. Aryal also expressed his solidarity with Ganga Maya Adhikari and pledged to support her throughout her journey to truth and justice.

Sabitri Shrestha, a victim leader, shared that Shrestha herself is also one of the thousands of victims of conflict thus understands the pain Ganga Maya Adhikari has gone through. Pledging her solidarity, Shrestha stated that she will support Ganga Maya Adhikari till her last breath.

Lastly, Ganga Maya Adhikari shared that she has no trust left in the Government and Courts of Nepal as she has been denied justice for so long. She showed her contention on being held like a captive, guarded by police, at Bir Hospital. She stated that the day when she sees the political leaders who were behind his son’s killing, being handcuffed, that will be the day when she will feel that justice prevailed. That will be the day when her son’s and her husband’s souls will rest in peace, Adhikari shared.

Nanda Prasad Adhikari and his wife Ganga Maya Adhikari had started fast-unto-death back in 2013, demanding justice for their 17-year-old son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, who was killed on 6 June 2004, at Bakulahar Chowk, Chitwan. Nanda Prasad Adhikari breathed his last, 7 years ago, after 334 days of fast-unto-death; Ganga Maya is still continuing her fight for justice and truth and is currently at Cabin No.12, Bir Hospital and Nanda Prasad Adhikari’s dead body still lies in Box No. 4 of Teaching Hospital Mortuary.

Appeal of Ganga Maya can be found at: English and Nepali.

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