Ujjan's sister Sabitri receives Prakash Human Rights Award
The 19th Prakash Human Rights Award has been conferred on Sabitri Shrestha, the sister of Ujjan Kumar Shrestha of Okhaldhunga district who was killed by the Maoists during the insurgency, for her struggle for justice.
UML vice chairperson Bidhya Bhandari (3rd from left), rights activist Subodh ...
Vice chairperson of CPN-UML Bidhya Bhandari handed over the prize to Shrestha at a programme organised by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) in Kathmandu Wednesday.
INSEC had formed a three-member award recommendation committee comprising its general secretary Lal Babu Yadav and members Rakshya Basyal and Kundal Aryal.
The committee selected Shrestha for her continuous struggle against culture of impunity and justice for her family.
The award carries a purse of Rs. 50,000 and felicitation letter.
UCPN (Maoist) leader Bal Krishna Dhungel was convicted by the Supreme Court in Ujjan's murder. Dhungel, a former Constituent Assembly, member has dodged sentence even after getting convicted.
INSEC had established the award in 1994 in the memory of its founder General Secretary late Prakash Kafle.
Kafle had died in Thai plane crash in Nuwakot district on 31 July 1992. Nepalnews.com