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Recent Attacks on Press Freedom

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) cadres attacked on vehicle belonging to Nagarik Daily in Bara District, Tamagadi Jungle area which is located in the southern part of Nepal on January 7. "The attacker stopped vehicle in accuse of defying banda called by Maoist and vandalized it" Rajan Samari, a driver of the vehicle said.

According to him the attackers accelerated the attack after knowing that the vehicle was carrying Nagarik Daily. I stopped the vehicle after stone was hurled on wind screen.

I told them that the vehicle belongs to press but they didn't stop attack even after knowing the fact rather they wanted to make more loss.
Unified CPN (Maoist) cadres had called a bandh in Bara, Parsa and Rautahat districts in protest of killing their three cadres on Monday. They promised free movement of Ambulance, vehicles of diplomatic mission and press in the banda.

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