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Threat of Action at Capital City

Freedom Forum has been concerned over an incident of press freedom violation that occurred in the capital city on August 3, 2012.

Keshav Prasad Koirala, a journalist affiliated to the Himalayan Times daily, was threatened of physical action over the news he was making about a 'Swami luring scholars for religious meet.'
On the night of August 3, a person calling himself Avinash Chaturvedi over phone no 9817450141 said to journalist Koirala, "You committed a mistake. I've heard made a mistake and I need to make a deal."

The news story of a fake Swami luring scholars for religious meet in US was published in the Himalayan Times on August 4.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident which harassed the journalist.

Journalists in Nepal are made butt of attack and threats time and again over the news they make about social and commercial malpractices and other anomalies.

Freedom Forum strongly urges the administration to find the person who threatened of action on journalist Koirala and take punitive measures, and asks the sweet owners to respect press freedom and people's right to information.

For more information,
Freedom Forum
01-4102030/ 4102022