Freedom Forum was concerned over another anti-press incident occurred at Kotihawa of Rupandehi on May 20, 2011.
The cadres of Brahmin Society who called the banda (general strike) in Dhaulagiri, Lumbini and Gandaki zones burnt down the national daily newspapers-Nagarik and Republica, demanding to write news in favour of banda.
According to driver Durga Poudel, the banda organizers stopped the vehicle (Ba 1 Cha 1043) carrying newspapers and burnt down 200 copies of newspapers.
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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