JUNE 23, 2009 Miscreants attacked Sama Printers, the press that prints The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post dailies at Bhaisipatti on June 22, Monday morning in Kathmandu.Those involved in the attack said that they carried the attack to protest against a news published in Annapurna Post regarding the kidnapping and murder of a girl, the publication said.
The miscreants who were more than 500 in numbers vandalized the printing press and broke window panes resulting in extensive damage to the building.
They also forcibly took out newspapers from the press and burnt them on the road.
The police had to forcibly bring out the protesters who had entered the press building.
Freedom Forum strongly denounces the incident as it prevents media organization from exercising right to floating news and views. The Forum also reminds the concern authority to the constitutional provision guaranteeing that no press and press instruments shall be sized for publishing any news content. Forum asks the government to take strong actions against those involved in the incident.
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