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Reporter attacked

The cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist attacked journalist Dev Raj KC, a reporter with a local Araniko TV of Kavre, at Banepa, a town nearby the Kathmandu Valley, on September 15, 2013. According to Keshav Poudel, a reporter with the Rajdhani daily from Kavre, reporter KC was attacked by the CPN-Maoist cadres while making news about the banda (general shutdown) called by the party. He got minor injury on forehead, Mr Poudel added.

The Maoist cadres had torched a bus at Banepa, reasoning it defied the banda they called. Reporter KC was making news about it.

The recent trend of press freedom violation has shown that Banepa has turned such a place where journalists are targeted frequently.

Freedom Forum condemns the attack and urges the authority concerned to take action on the culprit.