Freedom Forum was concerned over another anti-press incident occurred at Rasuwa on May 20, 2011.
District Chairman of the YCL, a sister organization of the UCPN-Maoist in Rasuwa, Meghanath Ghimire burnt down a weekly newspaper, Rasuwa Khabar Patrika published from the district situated in hilly region of the central region in the country on May 16 over the news published in the weekly.
Publisher of the weekly, Hemnath Khatiwada said the YCL chair in the district burnt down the paper saying the news was false. However, the news story was true, Khatiwada.
Freedom Forum condemns incidents and strongly urges the State to bring the perpetrators to book so as to uphold the free press and protect people's right to information.
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