Journos gift Rawal stick
SINDHUPALCHWOK: Media persons in Sindhupalchowk have gifted a cane stick to the Home Minister for failing to prosecute the police personnel involved in attack over media persons in Janakpur.
Stating that the state has exhibited a model of ‘state terror’ by not prosecuting those police personnel involved in thrashing 11 journalists, the Federation of Nepalese Journalist Sindhupalchowk branch has sent the stick gift along with a memorandum through the Chief District Officer, Hari Krishna Upadhyaya.
The Federation of Nepalese Journalist district chapter conferred the stick gift to the Home Minister in a symbolic move to press the government to take action against the guilty policemen.
Pabitra Kumar Khadka, branch chairman, Federation of Nepalese Journalist said, “We gifted the stick to the Home Minister to attack the journalists as he has failed to punish the guilty”. “The government is providing shelter to the guilty instead of taking action against them” he said.
The memorandum reads the Nepali press, which has been under attack for a long time by various criminal and underground outfits, has been victim of the ‘state terror’ of late.