Man Goes on Hunger Strike Outside of Courthouse to Protest Scar of Doi Suthep

 | Fri 27 Apr 2018 04:55 ICT

CityNews – A man has pitched up outside the Court of Appeals Region 5 and is planning to remain there for five days while he refuses to eat anything in protest, asking both side of the ‘scar of Doi Suthep’ case to seek solution peacefully.

Nikom Putsa, an environmentalist of the Upper Ping River Network pitched up a tend in front of Court of Appeals Region 5 on April 25th asking both side of the ‘scar of Doi Suthep’ case to work together to come to an agreement in a peaceful manner. He will reman under his tent for five days while he conducts a hunger strike. He will pass the time by mediating and talking to people who visit him.

He has also made clear that he is not on any one side of the issue, but prefers to stay netural, insisting his protest is to encourage both sides to deal with the case peacefully and without unnecessary attacks or enforcement.

So far, the interactions between campaign activists and judicial officers has been drastic, with many meetings not respected and threats of lawsuits and arrests thrown on the table. Nikom stated his motive, saying that both sides need to come to a peaceful compromise, however he did point out that his overall aim is to find the best solution for the forest and the environment.