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A Grandmother Searching Her Grandson at Ponds

Pankaj Karki, 12, is missing 19 days ago from his home. Her grandmother, Krishna Kumari Karki has searched every possible place to find her grandson. She has also been to ten hand readers to find her son’s situation and all of them suggest her to search at ponds. I found her searching in front of my home’s pond.

I thought that may be she is irrigating water in her paddy field, but I was shocked to know that she is searching her missing grandson at the pond. She told me “Panna le malai pankaje ko Sarir lai Kholanala ma khojanu bhaneko chha, Tesaile ma khojadai chhu (The hand reader told me to search Pankaj’s body at the pond, so I am searching). Her eyes were red and full of tears. Her lips were dried and hairs were dirty and flying with air. She was walking without the slipper at the pond. She still hopes to find her grandson’s body at the pond because she believed in hand reader. I suggest informing and providing Pankaj’s photo to the police if possible.

According to his family member, On July 13, 2009, all the family members were busy in his own youngest aunt marriage. Pankaj was also enjoying the marriage ceremony, but suddenly that night he was missing from the home. But his family member thought that he went to his aunt new home without informing them. After three days, Pankaj mother, Shanta Karki start worrying about her son and asked her mother in law to make sure that her son is in his aunt home. After phoning their aunt, they came to know that he had never been to his aunt’s home and start to search him. When they came to know that their son’s is missing, they went immediately to hand reader instead of police station. And the hand reader told them that it’s impossible to find Pankaj’s lives but if they searched at the pond they can found his death body. After hearing from the hand reader, his mother is crying everyday and she stopped eating properly.

Pankaj was staying with his grandmother, mother and two of his younger sisters in Mirgouliya-8, Morang, Nepal. Some days ago, she has informed to Sub police Station at Belbari-3, Morang, Nepal and the inspector told her that they will inform her as soon as they found or heard about Pankaj. The time has changed but still people believe in superstition. Here the hand reader has only make Pankaj’s family more miserable because they have told that he had passed away so they are searching their child’s death body with eyes full of tears and starving instead of their child lives.

Till today Pankaj’s grandmother is searching Pankaj’s body at the pond. Pankaj is not a single case who is missing from his home. There are many more that are missing from their home and still there are media and government attention. Kantipur, a highly prestige daily newspaper in Nepal, published an official records on July 19, 2009, that on 2065/66 (2008/2009) 18 people were killed and 29 were kidnapped, where two were women. Among 29, kidnapped people, three were killed and one situation is unknown. In the above case, the cause of murder and kidnapped were personal and economic rather than political.

Here I have a question, What about the children like Pankaj, No one knows whether he is kidnapped or killed? Isn’t its government responsibility to keep the records of those people who are missing from their home? The government has to think about this.

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dr edonna's picture

WAPS

What A Powerful Story;
You are right the government is suppose to keep records, but they can only do so if the people report those who are missing. You were right to insist she goes to the police.

Are you telling us that according to your calendar it is 2066 this year, if so can you please explain to me how your country reached this number? You can personally email me to explain the details. Please check the contact list, I really must have the information, immediately. Thank you and thanks for caring and sharing.

hi Dr. Edonna,
The Bikram Sambat, or Vikram Samvat is the calendar established by the Indian emperor Vikramaditya. It is a popularly used calendar in India and the official calendar of Nepal. The Bikram Sambat calendar is 56.7 years ahead of the solar Gregorian calendar. For example, the year 2056 BS began in CE 1999 and ended in CE 2000. In Nothern India, the calendar starts with the first day after the new moon in the month Chaitra, which usually falls in March and April in the Gregorian calendar. So, yes, this year is 2066 in Nepal.

Nepali Date to English: Subtract - 56 Years - 8 Months - 15 Days
English Date to Nepali Date: Add - 56 Years - 8 Months - 15 Days

sunita.basnet's picture

Thank you

Dearest Janice,
Namaskar,
Sanchai hunu huna chha(How are you?). Thank you so much for your explanation. You have good information about B.S. and A.D. I believe Dr. Donna, also understand it. Thank you so much for your valuable time.
With regards
Sunita Basnet

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

sunita.basnet's picture

Have a look

Dearest dr. edonna,
Namaskar,
Thank you so much for your valuable comment. Yes I do agree with you but there are many families who hesitate to go to police station to report so that the government still doesn’t have actual record. I have found some records of missing children please have a look.

On the other hand, I think I don’t have to mention about the country calendar because Ms. Janice has articulate about it in her comment. I believe you understand. If you have any question, please feel free to share your feelings. I am glad that you like it.
With regards
Sunita Basnet

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Dando's picture

Hi sunnita

It is actually the government role to investigate such matters happening in any society. Has anyone alerted the police or any government officials on the situation in your community, if so what are they saying or doing about it. And on the part of hand readers, it is very difficulty for some people to realize that palm readers, witch doctors are actually evil in their dealings. in most cases they only say that which is evil and nothing good. They always want to see people hurting, become enemies and the like. I am a christian and I believe that it is only God whom we have to look upto when faced with such circumstances. I pray that Pankaj Karki will be found and Let not the hearts of his parents grow weary, there is one who cares, I care, you care, we care and above all God cares.

Love and hugs.

sunita.basnet's picture

Thank you too

Dearest Dando,
Namaskar,
First of all, thank you so much for your valuable time and effort. Yes, Pankaj parents has informed to the police and they are workinghard to find Pankaj. They have said that as soon as they find Pankaj they will informed to the family. I agree with you, but not only doctors but people like me are also against palm reader because I assured you they cannot tell your future. If they can tell the future why most of the people has to suffer it is just a way for someone people to satisfy. I do agree with you, we all care them.

With love and regards
Sunita Basnet

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Dando's picture

Thank you for the information Dear!

Am glad that Pankaj 's parents are determined to find their child. wishing them good luck in their search.

Best of luck in all you do,

With Love and Hugz

Dando

sunita.basnet's picture

Letspray for the family

Dear Dando,
Namaskar,
Yes I do agree withyou. Pamkaj's parents are determined to find himbut tillnow they haven't find their son. Lets pray together for the family and hope one day he will be with his parents.

Thank you somuch foryour blessing.
With regards
Sunita

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Ferdausi's picture

Your insight

Dear Sunita,

I am impressed to see all of your powerful writing over here. This is really a unique piece of writing and an effective step to aware your government. I am looking forward to see a strong and powerful woman leader in next twenty years! God bless you.

With lots of love
Ferdausi.

sunita.basnet's picture

Hello sweety, I am surprised

Hello sweety,
I am surprised to hear from you first time in my post. Start posting your article also. you will find this network amazing. Anyway thanks. You know, I am so excitied to work with in for fundraising although there are some techinical problem.
loking forward to hear from you.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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