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Protestors damage press vehicle.

As the country is making last ditch efforts to promulgate new constitution, the grudges are rife in different parts. The stirs in the southern plains have not only paralyzed normal life but also put the media at the receiving end.

The cadres of the Tharuhat vandalized a vehicle belonging to the Annapurna Post daily and also burnt the newspapers at Duhabi bazaar of Sunsari district on Sunday morning.

With this, the people in Biratnagar, the biggest city after the capital, could not read the newspaper.

The daily said the protestors forcefully took the driver out of the vehicle (Ko 1 Ja 1735) and vandalized it, took out papers and burnt on the street. The police nearby was mute spectator, said the daily.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident which grossly violates press freedom and citizen's right to information. The free flow of information is blocked. Therefore, the concerned political parties must teach its cadres to exercise restraint and make protest peaceful, so that people's rights are not violated and press respected.

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