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Khanal slams NEFIN for planned attacked on Press

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath KhanalKATHMANDU: Chairman of CPN UML Jhalnath Khanal has slammed the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) for carrying out ‘planned attacks’ on press personals and political leaders on the second day of their strike.
Khanal condemned that threats, assaults, misbehavior of NEFIN cadres and some of its leaders for issuing death threats to media persons, locals, leaders and press personals who defied their band today.

“These types of attacks and threats remind the black days during the climax of armed conflict and royal regime, and are shameful and deplorable,” Khanal said in the statement while the band to be disrupting social harmony in the country.
Mentioning that the ambulances, vehicles of rights activists and tourists and the caretakers of patients have been attacked, Khanal urged the bandh callers to stop such activities.

He criticised the government for being a mute spectator when such incidents happened in a series. Demanding compensation for the properties destroyed during the bandh yesterday and today, Khanal urged the government to provide security to the physical property of media personnel and safeguard the press freedom.

He further asked all the stakeholders to maintain restraint, be wise and committed to the social harmony and national unity.

Published Date: Monday, May 21st, 2012 | 03:33 AM

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