Freedom Forum's stringer for Province-4, Rajan Uapdhayay, reported that a journalist associated with Aadarsha Samaj national daily, Prakash Dhakal, received injury during police intimidation while reporting. The incident occurred in Pokhara on February 6 2017. Pokhara lies in Province-4.
Quoting journalist Dhakal, stringer Upadhyay explained that despite informing the police that he was a journalist, the police attacked him with sticks while dispersing a demonstration in the street. As a result, he received bruise in his leg.
The incident occurred after student union started demonstration against the death of Bodhraj Dhakal in a road accident. Journalist Dhakal was there to report the incident.
Freedom Forum condemns the attack against the reporter and requests the police persons to maintain restraint while controlling mob, and separate journalists from protestors.
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