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Press Freedom Violation Incidents Continue Unabated.

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) at Traffic Police Office, Duhabi, Padam Bahadur BK on November 24 threatened journalist Aashis Yadav, a reporter working for Namaste FM-with life in Itahari of Sunsari located in the eastern plain of Nepal.  
According to journalist Yadav, he received death threat from ASI BK while he was collecting news of illegal initiatives carried out by traffic police in the Koshi road. Traffic police BK issued threat to journalist Yadav with life if the later published the news regarding illegal activities of traffic police. 
Police had stopped more than half dozen loaded trucks in Koshi road in Duhabi and forcibly took one hundred rupees from each vehicle without official receipt. 
Freedom Forum strongly denounces the incident as it prevents journalist from exercising their right to freedom of expression and responsibility to impart information to people. The Forum also asks the government official to act in a responsible manner and urges the government to take necessary step to bring the guilty to book.

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