Police arrest nine journalists for protesting from Singa Durbar

  • September 16, 2019

Nine journalists have been detained from Singa Durbar by police today while protesting for reinstatement of two journalists.

They were arrested for demonstrating a protest at the premises of the Radio Nepal, Singa Durbar, Monday afternoon.

They were demanding the reinstatement of two journalists: Prakash Bam and Chakra Kunwar – the two were stripped off their jobs after they demanded the implementation of minimum wage in their office a few months ago. Both were working as journalists affiliated with Radio Nepal Regional Broadcasting Centre, Dipayal.

The arrested have been accounted as Secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Ram Prasad Dahal, FNJ Central Committee Members Yam Birahi, Janmadev Jaisi, Min Bom, FNJ Doti chapter president Yogendra Balayar, Ajayababu Siwakoti, the general secretary of Press Union and journalists Dilip Poudel, Prakash Bam and Chakra Kunwar.

They are in the custody of police at Nepal Police Club, Exhibition Road.