Adhikari´s son Suman lobbied hard with the political parties and the international community to formulate a transitional justice mechanism that would ultimately address the plight of conflict victims like himself. But his efforts never bore fruit. And with the Constituent Assembly (CA) now at an end, he feels totally dejected.
He had been optimistic and enthusiastic all along in hopes of getting justice at last for his teacher father. But, with the dissolution of the CA on May 27 without drafting a new constitution, the enthusiasm is gone and hope for justice has faded.
"We are disappointed as our journey for justice now faces an uncertain future," says Adhikari.