Dhading, September 25
Community Radio Dhading 106 MGh has reportedly resumed temporary operation from its building which was demolished Dhading District Forest Office.
The DFO is said to have used a bulldozer for he purpose and the demolition was supervised by a team of security personnel led by DFO Imanath Paudel on the ground that it was constructed on encroached land last Friday morning.
Radio equipment was also damaged in the process of demolition.
Station Manager Rajaram Sharma said they have resumed operation at the request of listeners, well wishers, stakeholders and seniors, while the radio management committee said it believed strongly in the people’s right to information.
The radio is operated by Rural Communication Cooperative Limited.
Meanwhile, different media organisations including Federation of Nepali Journalists, Media Society Nepal, Community Broadcasting Association of Nepal, among others, have concluded that the DFO razed the building with the intention of shutting down the radio station.
Min Bahadur Shahi, vice-chairman of World Association of Community Radios said the radio station would operate from the demolished building itself.
He slammed the DFO’s action as barbaric and pledged that the guilty would be punished through legal procedures.
A version of this article appears in print on September 26, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.