Total condemnation of the attack on Journalist Simkhada, Complaint has been filed against the attacker

Chitwan-The attack on Chitwan Journalist Shishir Simkhada has been widely condemned and reprimanded. Journalist organizations have condemned and criticized the incident.

Chitwan Reporter of Radio Nepal and Editor-In-Chief of KalikaDainik Online, Simkhada was attacked on 17Th Aug, Wednesday morning.

Narayan Adhikari, President of Nepal Journalist Federation Chitwan, Krishna Acharya, Vice President of Press Chautari Chitwan, Anil Dhakal, President of Press Union Chitwan, and Kishor Chandra Sapkota, Treasurer of Press Center Chitwan have published a joint statement on Wednesday condemning the incident.

In the statement, it has been mentioned that, in case of dissatisfaction with the news, it is reprehensible to assault the journalist despite the fact that there is a state agency for the investigation and the right to apply to the relevant agency.

Similarly, Govinda Prasad Chaulagain, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists and Krishna Saru Magar, Secretary General of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Bagmati Province Committee have also published separate statements condemning the incident.

Journalist Simkhada was assaulted and attacked on Wednesday morning by a team of four including Deepak Lamichhane when he was going to office, on the way Kholesimal market in Kalika municipality. Lamichhane is the Personal Secretary (PA) of former Mayor of Kalika Municipality, Khumnarayan Shrestha. He is also the Vice Chairman of CPN Kalika Municipality Committee.

Tuesday, he published news under the title of ‘Re-complaint to the authority against the former Mayor Shrestha and PA Lamichhane of Kalika Municipality for corruption of more than 250 million.’

Meanwhile, Journalist Simkhada has filed a criminal case at the District Police Office Chitwan on Wednesday in the advise of Nepal Journalists Federation Chitwan and other journalists affiliated organizations against the four people; Lamichhane, his brother Dilip Lamichhane and nephews Amir Sapkota and Nikesh Nepal involved in the incident. They had hit the Journalist Simkhada with a motorcycle helmet. They had also threatened to kill the Journalist Simkhada.

Opposing the attack, Homanath Sapkota, President of East Chitwan Journalists’ Association, Rajandil Gurung, President of Rapti Journalists’ Forum, Hemraj Rimal, Secretary of West Chitwan Journalists’ Forum, and more than a dozen journalist-affiliated associations have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and legal action with the relevant authorities.


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