Transport entrepreneurs manhandled journalist Yubaraj Gautam to injury in Pashupatinagar of Ilam on October 18, taking up the issue of news coverage. Transport entrepreneur Yam Shrestha thrashed journalist Gautam at around 4 PM afternoon following the later published news on charging bus-fare to passengers ignoring the standards determined as per the agreement between transport entrepreneur, administration and student organization. Journalist Gautam sustained injuries in his body.
The news was published in Sandakpur, a daily newspaper from Ilam district. The transport entrepreneurs also threatened Gautam of taking his life if he reached Fikkal.
Freedom Forum deplores the incident of manhandling journalist, and demands strong actions against the guilty at the earliest. It is the sheer violation of press freedom and government should come up with measures to curb such incidents.
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