Anti-corruption activist Bhusal calls off fast-unto-death
Activist Sharada Bhusal of Mahottari who had been staging indefinite hunger strike for the last eight days at Shanti Batika in Kathmandu demanding prompt investigation into corruption in local bodies, has called off her fast.
Doctors, tending to her had earlier said that she had become quite frail and there might be a critical situation if she continued the hunger strike. She has now been admitted to Kathmandu Model Hospital.
Bhusal's aides said the protest was postponed after the activist struck a 17-point agreement with the government last night. As per the agreement, the government has agreed to probe into alleged corruption by officials in Mahottari.
The activist along with two others had tried to stage a hunger strike in front of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), demanding immediate probe into the corruption scandals in local bodies in Mahottari and other districts, but had been forcefully removed by the police. They had then camped at Ratnapark. nepalnews.com