Journalist were held and beaten up during the banda called by Dalit Network (DN), in Baglung, lies in the western part of Nepal on June 22. Banda was called by DN in a dispute that took place between dalit and non-dalit in connection with an issue of inter-cast marriage.
Police misbehaved with journalists while the latter were taking snaps of clashes between police and demonstrators and held Vice-president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Baglung chapter Ram Bahadur GC and released after a while.
Similarly, journalist Deepak Gautam, a reporter for Sayapatri FM was also beaten up by security forces. He sustained some injury in his body.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident and urges the security personnel to treat the journalist in fair manner. The Forum also asks the concern authority to investigate the incident and take action against guilty.
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