A press vehicle belonging to the Republic Media- publisher of the Nagarik daily and the Republica daily-was vandalized by the banda supporters at Mirchaiya of Siraha, a district in the southern plain of Nepal on March 7, 2013.
According to the Nagarik daily editor, the vehicle (Ko 1 Cha 5928) was damaged while it was ferrying the newspapers early morning.
A political front, comprising fringe parties, including the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, organized the nationwide banda on March 6 against the big parties' efforts to make prime minister to the Chief Justice.
With similar stand, other small parties led by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, called the banda on March 7, 2013. It also demanded the restoration of the Constituent Assembly.
Freedom Forum condemns the anti press incidents and strongly urges the banda organizers to respect the value of media and people's right to information. Also, they need to make the protest peaceful and respect other's right while demanding their rights.
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