CPN-UML leaders threaten journalists of life taking up the issue of news coverage regarding the beating to Dadeldhura Campus Chief Arjun Basnet by a group led by UML leader Bikram Shahi.
The threat was issued to journalists when the news on manhandling and threatening to Campus Chief Basnet of life on the directives of UML zonal committee member Shahi was published in newspapers published at local and national level before three days.
A group of Journalists staged sit-in before District Administration Office on December 10 demanding their physical security when UML-aligned Youth Force was given direction in public to thrash journalists
Journalists are preparing to launch agitation from December 11 when Chief District Officer said that he could not take any actions UML.
Freedom Forum strongly deplores the act of threatening journalist by CPN-UML, a major ally of the government, and demands strong actions against the perpetrators. It is the duty of the government to ensure security to journalists and facilitate a workable environment to them. Freedom Forum joins its hand to the journalists who are staging protest and agitation to claim their right to life and freedom of expression.
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