NPU denounces police attack on journalist Dhakal

February 7, 2018 17:33 PM Republica


KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Nepal Press Union has condemned the police attack on journalist Prakash Dhakal. 

Dhakal was injured when the police baton-charged him while covering the report about protest enforced on Tuesday by students of Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara over the death of a college student in a road accident.

The statement issued today by the NPU, an alliance of democratic journalists, also demanded free medical treatment for injured Dhakal, job and physical security for journalists, and a commitment from the police not to repeat such incident. 

Dhakal is a member of the NPU and associated with Pokhara-based Adarsha Samaj Dainik. 

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