Kantipur slams Baidya-Maoist threats

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Aug 20, 2014-

The Kantipur Publications has condemned the ongoing obstruction by CPN-Maoist-affiliated trade union with the intention to stop printing and distribution of its national dailies--Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post.

The CPN-Maoist-aligned All Nepal Revolutionary Press and Publication Union has been trying to obstruct the printing and distribution of newspapers, putting forth unfair demands, the publications said in a statement on Wednesday.

Guided by political motivation, the trade union aligned to Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has been carrying out the unlawful practice with support from union members who are not affiliated with Kantipur Publications, the statement said.

The publications has urged the CPN-Maoist and its Chairman Mohan Baidya to stop the undemocratic and unlawful practices. The Kantipur management has always been ready to hold talks with the authorised trade union as long as they follow the due process, the statement said.

“The group will be held accountable for any ensuing situation should it try to obstruct printing and distribution of the newspapers. Kantipur Publications will always remain committed to its responsibility of keeping the readers informed,” it added.

The publications has called for solidarity from all against the undemocratic practices started with the intent of infringing on press freedom and serving certain political interest.

Published: 21-08-2014 09:03

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