Incident Reports

Photo Journalists club demand action against police involved in assaulting journalist


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The Photo Journalist Club has demanded action against police who were involved in assaulting photo journalist Nimesh Jung Rai of Nepallive on Saturday evening while he was covering a report of torchy rally organized by five-party alliance students. Photo journalist Rai sustained serious injury on his knee when police baton-charged at the protest. The Photo Journalists club issuing a statement stated that the police had deliberately attacked Rai although they knew that he was a journalist. They also drew the attention of the government towards the repeated incident of police violence on journalists during the course of their work and demanded action against those involved.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on HRD
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media