Friday, May 21, 2021
Rolpa’s Maoist leader Harisara Gharti Magar ‘Tika’ who survived two police sieges has passed away.
Gharti Magar aged 57, popularly known as Tika breathed her last this morning, in Beljhundi based hospital in Dang.
She was rushed to Dang for further treatment after no improvement in Rolpa based district hospital.
CPN(Maoist Centre) Lumbini province party member Gharti was born in 2021 BS, Chaitra 28 in Bhabang-7, Madi remote municipality in Rolpa.
She was born to mother Jukhani Gharti Magar and father Kamansingh Gharti Magar.
She had succeeded in escaping two police sieges of Bhabang (2056, Aadhar 6 BS) and Gumchaal (2058, Chaitra 5 BS).
In Bhabang massacre, 11 cultural activists were killed, while in Gumchal 45.
Bhabang killing witnessed both land and air attack (helicopters).
Cultural Resistence Day is observed each year in the memory of the cultural martyrs of Bhabang, Anekot and Gumchal.
She has also left behind her book ‘Samyabadi Gantavyako Sangharshil Yatra’ about her underground struggle days.
She remained unmarried throughout her life.
During her underground days she worked in many fronts and was the member of Central Agriculture Department of the then CPN(Maoist).
After the peace process she established a centre for hemp(Allo) production and trained local women in making different handicraft items out of it.
Born in a peasant family, she had not received any formal education; but was strongly determined in her work and was bold and practical about things.
Leaders from Rolpa including Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, former Speakers Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Onasari Gharti; former Minister Barshaman Pun along others have expressed their deep condolence and paid tributes towards her.