DECEMBER 23, 2008 Just a day after vandalising the office of Himalmedia and physically assaulting its scribes and other staffers, a union affiliated to the ruling CPN-Maoist was as it again and threatened the employees of APCA Nepal—marketeers of The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post—with dire consequences on Monday.
A day after illegally putting up the board of the All Nepal Communications, Printing and Publications Workers Union (ANCPPWU), its cadres physically assaulted APCA Nepal staffers after they tried to take down the board today.
In a press release issued late today, APCA Nepal said that the Maoist union had fraudulently registered the union and against which a case is pending in the Supreme Court, put up their union board in the reception of APCA Nepal office.
The management initially tried to persuade the union members to pull it down as the case was subjudice but its cadres threatened the APCA Nepal staffers and warned them of dire consequences.
The police, which arrived, did not take any action and said that they had orders from 'above' to maintain status quo and would not pull down the board.
(Source: Kantipur Report)
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