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Regmi calls on agitating Adhikari couple to end their strike; NSP forms panel for talks with Govt.


KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi on Thursday urged the Nanda P Adhikari and his wife Ganga, who lost their son during armed insurgency (1996-2006) and have been staging fast-unto-death for several weeks, to end their stike.

Home and foreign affairs minister Madhav Ghimire and health minister Vidyadhar Mallik were also present with chairperson Regmi when they met the couple at ICU of Bir Hospital and made the request.

Talking briefly to media, Regmi said that investigation into the issues raised by the Adhikari couple and judicial process has been moved ahead seriously.

Regmi assured them that judicial process has moved ahead in a credible manner, and requested them to take medicines and food and save life, as saving their life was important in the present situation.

The Adhikari couple has been kept at the ICU from August 20 after their health condition was deteriorating. They said that the rebel side had kidnapped and murdered their son during the conflict period.

Before this, the Adhikari couple had staged hunger-strike near the official residence of the prime minister at Baluwatar for a few days. The hospital has formed a committee for treatment of the Adhikari couple.

Over 13,000 people killed and thousands injured during the decade long armed insurgency. The then rebel force Maoist party has warned not to precede the investigation of war related cases as all these falls under the jurisdiction of proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Similarly, the Nepal Sadbhawana Party (NSP), which has been continuing protest demanding increasing number of constituencies in Tarai on the basis of population and guaranteeing of proportional and inclusive representation has formed a seven-member committee under the chairmanship of vice-Chairman Ram Baran Yadav to hold talks with the government.

The government had sent a letter to the party urging it to come for the talks on August 27. Spokesperson of the party, Govind Saha, said that a letter has been sent to the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers on behalf of the party today.

The hunger strike staged by Chairperson of the party, Sarita Giri, at Ratnapark-based Shantibatika from August 13 is going on.

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