Nepal

Parents to meet prime minister today

Yagya Raj Panta (38) (left), and Durga Devi Panta (35), parents of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur district, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT

Kathmandu, September 16

Parents of Nirmala Panta are set to meet Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli tomorrow to seek justice for their daughter, who was raped and murdered in July.

Nirmala’s parents have been in the capital since September 12.

According to supporters of Nirmala, the PM’s office had earlier ‘turned a deaf ear’ to the requests seeking an appointment with Oli.

Collective Campaign for Peace (CoCAP) Chair Badri Prasad Bhusal, said, “I myself called the concerned authorities numerous times, but never got any confirmation from them.”

Activist Sharada Chanda said, “We got a call from lawmaker Niru Pal confirming an appointment with the PM.” Nirmala’s parents are also hoping to meet President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Five-point demand

Nirmala Panta’s parents will submit a five-point memorandum to Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli when they meet him on Monday. Their five demands are:

A version of this article appears in print on September 17, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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