Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia, Lucky Sherpa’s accuser Wongchhu Sherpa has filed for an asylum in Australia says Ms. Sherpa during an interview with Jagdish Kharel on Image Channel.
Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia, Lucky Sherpa, handed her resignation to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (Feb 1st) following “human trafficking” allegations made against her.
She denies such claim made against her by her former driver Wongchhu Sherpa, according to SBS news. ‘‘I resigned on moral grounds but I am not guilty of the charges labelled against me,” she said.
“I was not put under pressure to resign by anyone”
As quoted in The Himalayan Times, she said “I inform you that the Australian government found allegations against me baseless and encouraged me to work as a diplomat respecting my dignity.”
Watch her recent interview on Image Chanel after her return.
Read more about the story at The Himalayan Times and SBS.
More on Lucky Sherpa (Source: ICIMOD)
Ms Sherpa is a former member of the Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal. She is a well-known advocate of social transformation and human rights with an inclusive democracy, and has a passionate interest in biodiversity and the environment. She was the first Sherpa student to gain a Master’s in economics from Tribhuvan University Patan Campus and has been recognized as a Youth Ambassador for Peace and as a Young Women Human Rights Leader. She was an active member of the Parliamentarians for Global Action Network and led GLOBE Nepal. Ms Sherpa has been an advisor and worked in national and international networks and organizations dedicated to promoting human rights and the rule of law and concerned with development. Currently, she leads GREEN FORUM, Nepal, which works towards creating an environmentally friendly society. Ms Sherpa views indigenous women’s and men’s movements with the eyes of a gender auditor and from the perspective of the rights of minorities and excluded groups. She has taught in the university, organized workshops, and implemented gender and indigenous human rights advocacy programmes.