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Press Vehicle vandalized

Yet again, the capital city witnessed an anti-press incident on January 17, 2012.

The landless squatters settled in various parts of the Kathmandu valley vandalized a press vehicle in course of demonstration.

They vandalized a vehicle (Ba 4 Cha 3254) belonging to the Nepal Samacharpatra daily while it was distributing the newspaper early morning.

Even the driver was mistreated by the vandals.

The vandalism on press vehicle disrupted the circulation/distribution of the newspapers thereby hindering people's right to information.

Therefore, Freedom Forum urges the government to mete out punishment to the vandals and provide compensation to the media house.