State of denial

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Nanda Parsad Adhikari's painful death has raised a fundamental question to our political / legal system. Is this what we wanted? What does a " federal democratic republic" means for a common people? What it meant to Nanda Parsad Adhikari when his constitutional entitlements were not only denied but also he paid a cost for this - his life - just because of demanding justice! Do the leaders of the federal democratic republic of Nepal have answer to these question?

His demand was simple, it was all about an independent, impartial, and prompt investigation of his son's killing. The case was investigated and also forwarded to the District Court, however, his allegation was that the investigation was not independent, credible and impartial. On the other hand, the recently passed TRC law with amnesty power gave no hope to him for justice. The failure of Nepali state to ensure independent investigation has taken his life. His wife's health condition, who has also been in fast unto death with his from the beginning , is also critical. If a political/legal system can not protect its citizens right and provide effective remedy if violated then, no matter what name we give to that system, it is useless and needs to be reformed.

This is not only justice denied rather it is a state of denial ! Lets try to fight against the state of denial so that his soul could rest in peace.

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