Similarly, on December 15, a group of people affiliated to the Maoist party led by Netra Bikram Chand hurled a bomb and damaged the office of DISH Home TV cable at Bhaisepati, the southern outskirt of the capital city, Kathmandu.
The vandalism was committed by the party reasoning the TV cable aired Indian channel.
With this, the office incurred the loss of Rs 2.5 million and the disruption of service to half million customers.
Freedom Forum condemns all these incidents which are gross violations of freedom of expression, press freedom, and people's right to information. The security in Kavre district is strongly urged to immediately nab the assailants on reporter Gole and bring them to book and help check impunity. Similarly, it is quite egregious assault on people's right to information with the explosion in the TV cable. Freedom of expression is a frontier-less issue. Also, the agitating Madhesi Front must teach its cadres to respect press freedom by ensuring smooth supply of the newspapers.
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