The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) accuses the Assistant Inspector of Police Pratibha Singh of mistreating and assaulting Parsh Bikram Shah, a member of FNJ's associate organization Nepal Sports Journalists Forum and editor/publisher of Desh Dainik.com while collecting news.
According to the federation, Shah, who reached Swayambhu on June 17 to collect news, was beaten by Assistant Inspector Singh even while showing the journalist's identity card issued by the Information Department. After that, a police constable took him to the Swayambhu police circle, threatened him by pointing a gun, and beat him with sticks and boots.
The federation has drawn the attention of the concerned bodies to create an environment for journalists to work in a smooth and safe manner by investigating the incident and taking legal action against the culprits.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Collective|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|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||Police|
|Actor 1 - Youth||na|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||1|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Journalist/Media|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|