Minister asks union to end Kantipur violence

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Minister asks union to end Kantipur violence

Aug 25, 2014-Minister for Information and Communications and government spokesman Minendra Rijal has said the right to information should not be violated on any pretext. Rijal, who visited the Kantipur Publications office in Subidhanagar on Monday, condemned the activities of the CPN-Maoist-affiliated trade union that has been disrupting the publication and distribution of The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur dailies since Thursday.

“The government has taken serious exception to the incidents of obstructing the publication and distribution,” Rijal said.

He visited the Publications with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala’s message that the disruption should end soon.

He warned action against the Maoist union if it did not stop attacking employees, burning copies of the newspapers and disrupting their distribution. Rijal said the Maoist highhandedness was not only an act of aggression towards Kantipur but an assault on the people’s right to information. The minister said the government would assist in getting the news across to the public.

“If the unruly activities do not stop immediately,”the minister warned, “the government will take necessary action.”

Published: 26-08-2014 09:08

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