New NHRC commissioners visit Ganga Maya

The newly appointed Chairman and Members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday visited Ganga Maya Adhikari, who recently broke her fast-unto-death.

Ganga Maya, along with her husband Nanda Prasad, was staging the hunger strike demanding that culprits of her son Krishna Prasad’s murder in 2004 be brought to the book.

She had ended the strike on Saturday, the 359th day of her strike after the government committed to meet her demands.

NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma and members Prakash Wosti, Sudeep Pathak and Govinda Sharma Paudel visited the ailing woman at the Bir Hospital today, according to NHRC Acting Secretary Bed Prasad Bhattarai.

During the meeting, NHRC Chair Sharma expressed his commitment to work for implementation of what the government pledged while requesting her to break the strike on Saturday.

Ganga Maya had urged the human rights commissioners to bring her son’s murders in legal prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Bir Hospital said two nursing staff have been deployed round the clock for treatment of the woman, as committed by the government.

Ganga Maya’s husband Nanda Prasad breathed his last during the strike on September 22, the 333rd day of his hunger strike.

Source: THT