Press Chautari Nepal has condemned the character assassination of Kashiram Dangi, a journalist with the Kantipur National Daily, through social media. Dangi is also the founder president of federation of Nepali Journalists Rolpa chapter.

Acting general secretary of Chautari Hiraman Lama, in a press release today, stated that former minister and CPN-Maoist Centre leader Barsha Man Pun had assassinated Dangi's character through social media.

PCN condemned Pun saying that a responsible person like a former minister had expressed ire against a journalist in threatening language on social media over news related to distribution of oxygen cylinders in Rolpa.

"The attack on Dangi is not acceptable under any circumstances.

We call for an investigation into this incident," the press release reads.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 30, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.