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Shankar Limbu and Siddharth Akali

Advocate Shankar Limbu is an advocate and Secretary of the Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP), which provides free legal aid services and works to promote, protect and defend the human rights of indigenous peoples in Nepal. Siddharth Akali is a South Asia Consultant with Accountability Counsel, which amplifies the voices of communities around the world who are harmed by internationally financed projects.LAHURNIP and Accountability Counsel are supporting communities in Lamjung district of Nepal affected by the European Investment Bank funded 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line.

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