Incident Reports

Paper torched for publishing news in inner page in Kapilbastu


Lumbini, Kapilbastu, Kapilbastu

The cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front have set a copy of Taulihawa-based Sajha Newsweekly on October 6 for not publishing the news of the agitation on the front page. They accused the newspaper of not giving the agitation any importance. Newspaper editor Mani Gaire said that the act of setting the newspaper on fire for not getting front-page space had curtailed the press freedom. Nepal Press Union chairperson and newspaper manager Gopal Bhandari urged the government, agitating parties, and FNJ to ensure an environment conducive for freedom to write and publish news. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Madhes-based Parties
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media


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