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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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UPDATE.. AF Provides Immediate Support to Quake Survivors ..

Advocacy Forum in coordination with Tamu Dhee, Women Human Rights Network and Psychosocial Counselling Forum of Pokhara Kaski district provided psychosocial counselling and immediate relief materials to the earthquake victims of Larpak and Barpak of Gorkha taking shelter in Tamu Dhee center, Pokhara Kaski. The materials provided included mosquito nets, soaps, under garments, needle and threads, slippers, nail clippers etc..

Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum- Nepal, in response to the devastating situation in aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, provided immediate relief to the survivors of the hardest-hit remote village of Gorkha District. On 10 May 2015, AF team visited to the quake survivors of Swara VDC (Ten hours walking distance from district headquarter) of Gorkha district and distributed immediate relief materials (i.e Rice, Daal, Salt, Noodles, Biscuits, cooking oil, sugar, beaten rice and tarpaulin) to the families who were in desperate need of basic needs and were beyond the reach of the Government aid. The relief materials were distributed to the 65 families in the presence of local authority of the Government.

On 25 April 2015 at 11:56 local time, a deadly (7.8) earthquake struck Nepal with an epicenter in Barpak, a mountain village of Gorkha district (144 km northwest) of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The earthquake severely affected 14 districts, out of 75 districts of Nepal, in the central and western regions of Nepal which includes hilly and mountainous regions including Kathmandu valley. Most affected districts are Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu in the central region; Gorkha, Kaski, Lamjung and Palpa in the western region. The earthquake was followed by many powerful aftershocks including a powerful aftershock (6.7) on Sunday 26 April.

On May 12 another powerful earthquake (7.3) magnitude struck Nepal again with an epicenter in Dolakha district (75 km east from Kathmandu) which further caused extensive damage to buildings, historical property and physical structure due to which daily life of people has been completely paralyzed. Many (historic) buildings collapsed, temples have been ruined, roads destroyed and transportation halted. The ongoing aftershocks across the country further increased trauma amongst those affected. According to the national media, more than 8000 people lost their lives and hundreds of Nepalese and foreigners are still missing. 


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