UCPN (Maoist) cadres have brutally manhandled correspondent of Nagarik Daily Durga Dulal at Melamchi bazaar in Sindhupalchok district on Tuesday. Demonstrator Upendra Magar, who proclaimed himself as regional coordinator of the UCPN (Maoist), thrashed journalist Dulal while he was in the course of news reporting. Similarly, the cadres of 30-party alliance led by UCPN (Maoist) have vandalized a bus parked inside the compound of the City College in Biratnagar on Tuesday morning. The cadres stormed into the college building, where the examination was underway, and thrashed three teachers. The irate cadres also smashed the windowpane of the college building.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it has violated the press freedom and thrashed a working journalist. The district administration and police office must take immediate initiatives to fend off any attack on journalist.
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