Police have arrested a journalist on the charge of attacking Chairman of Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal with rude words on social networking sites.
Journalist Deepak Pathak was arrested from his home this morning for posting comments containing abusive words demeaning Dahal on social networking sites.
Police have forwarded a case against Pathak, as per the cyber-crime act.
Pathak is also a member of Radio Nepal Board.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Form||Arrest (politically significant)|
|Secondary Form||Detention of Journalist|
|Primary Cause||Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights|
|Secondary Cause||Freedom of Expression|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||N|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Government and civil servants at central level|
|Actor 1 - Youth||na|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||1|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Journalist/Media|
|Actor 2 - Youth||unknown|