Incident Reports

Journalist in Kalikot received death threats for publishing a news article


Province 6, Kalikot, Raskot, Ward 2

Bishwanath Simkhada, a 30-year-old journalist, of Raskot Municipality-2, accused two Akhil (Revolutionary) cadres, 24-year-old Hikmat Jung Singh and 25-Year-old Man Singh Shahi, of giving death threats to him over the issue of news.

According to the victim journalist Simkhada, Shahi and Singh had threatened to kill him on April 20 from the mobile number 9848348670 after he published news of the use of children in the program of Akhil (Revolutionary) at Dev Secondary School. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth