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Security employees manhandle with journalist

Security officials misbehaved and ill-treated journalist Pramod Kumar Saha during the reporting in Janakpur city on December 17.  The city lies in Province 2.

FF representative for Province 2, Rajan Singh, reported that journalist Saha was misbehaved while covering the clash between the security officials and students at Ramswaroop Ramsagar Multiple College. The student had padlocked the college demanding the continuation of regular class while security officials forcefully tried to undo the padlock.

Journalists Saha was trying to capture the ongoing conflict between the students and police officials.  The security manhandling tore Saha's waistcoat.

Journalist Saha, associated with Janata TV and Janaknandani FM, was misbehaved and ill treated by the officials even after showing the press card.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it is a sheer violation of press freedom. Journalists' right to free reporting and right to information is constitutionally guaranteed. Attacking and intimidating journalists should stop and concerned authority should respect journalists right to free reporting.

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