Kathmandu, January 1:
The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), Kathmandu branch, today held a rally against the attack on a media person on Friday. The FNJ demanded investigation into the incident and punishment to the guilty for attacking Bijaya Bisphot, the editor of Shram Bulletin weekly, on Friday.
Addressing a programme held here, Mahendra Bista, the general secretary of the FNJ, said journalists have to protect themselves from attacks from the state and the social evils. â€œWe condemn this kind of irresponsible attack on journalists,â€ he said.
Yubaraj Bidrohi, the chairman of FNJ Kathmandu committee, said the police refused to listen to them when the journalists tried to file a first information report at the police station. â€œWe will announce a series of protest programmes if the authority concerned did not punish the culprit,â€ he said.