Incident Reports

Karnali Agriculture Minister Shahi and his cadres gave death threats to journalists over a published news


The Nepal Press Union has drawn attention to the death threats made against  Bishnu Prasad Neupane, president of Nepal Press Union Kalikot and Annapurna activist and Nagendra Upadhyaya, Karnali state chief of Nagarik Dainik.

Journalists Neupane and Upadhyay mentioned that they are compelled to go underground. As the relatives and supporters of the Minister. following the publication of the news, picketed their house in Birendranagar Ward No. 3 of Surkhet and pelted him with stones, attempted a deadly attack and threatened to kill him in public.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media