Remarkable stories are born out of adversity. For Laxmi Devi Khadka and Devisara Wali, whose husbands were disappeared by opposing sides during the peak of the war, the pain they share is the same. In Bardiya, these two women work together as activists campaigning on behalf of the families of the disappeareds.
Their journey has been a long and frustrating one. Not only do they have to cope with the loss of their life partners while raising children, they have to face the stonewalling of a state reluctant to move the courts on what remains a politically sensitive issue. What's worse, according to Devisara, "Those who took away our husbands are walking free and they are threatening to kill us if we search for answers."
The disappeared and the disquiet of those left behind, ROBERT GODDEN
Same road, SRIJANA ARCHARYA