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Once the news of his demise became public, there was flood of sympathy on Facebook and Twitter. Following this, most so-called human rights activists were preoccupied giving interviews and posting their comments on the incident online. Still, politicians and the state did not provide an immediate reaction to the episode. Although, in medical terms, Adhikari died because of his ill health, in reality, he had been lying on his death bed for a long time. So who are we to blame for his death—Nanda Prasad himself, the state, or civil society?  

Nanda Prasad’s convinces me that I am from a country with no human values. In addition to the politicians, media and civil society, we as individual citizens also share the blame. Our support for causes is limited to liking pictures on Facebook. Even those who supported Adhikari did so out of sympathy rather than for the cause of justice. As citizens, had we been concerned about our duties, we would have fought this battle with the Adhikaris together and compeled politicians to have a transitional justice mechanism in place by now.

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