Incident Reports

Police assaults Journalist of Naya Patrika Dainik in Kathmandu


Police attacked Journalist Kedar Dahal while collecting news about an Indian national who had come to collect a 'No Objection Letter' in front of the Indian Embassy on April 13. Dahal works for Naya Patrika Dainik and is a member of the Kathmandu branch of the Nepal Press Union (NPU).

The Kathmandu branch of NPU issued a statement condemning the incident of mistreatment of journalist Kedar Dahal. Chairman Jagganath Dulal said that the atrocity committed by the Nepal Police on journalist Dahal was not only an attack on a journalist but also interference in the freedom of press and expression.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media