Rautahat, Sept 17: A mission team of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) today toured Gaur, Rautahat and took stock of the ongoing agitation in the southern plains and the inconvenience experienced by the journalists during this political unrest.
The visiting mission team members appraised the stakeholders about the issues bearing on those affected journalists.
The team also expressed its serious concern over the central member of the Madhesh Socialists Forum and former lawmaker Baban Singh threatening to take lives of three journalists during an interview aired by a local FM station at Gaur recently.
Leader Singh had threatened to burn alive the working journalists Shiva Puri of the Kantipur Daily, Madan Thakur of the Nagarik Daily and Gautam Shrestha of the Avenues TV.
The visiting team held a discussion on the same with office-bearers of FNJ-Rautahat Chapter, human rights activists, leader of various Madhesh-centric parties, the Chief District Officer, Superintendent of Police and civic society members.
On the occasion, FNJ general-secretary, Ujir Magar drew the attention of the local administration towards the security of media persons and urged the journalists to exercise restrain while disseminating the news.
The visiting team formed in coordination of FNJ general secretary Magar comprises Press Chautari Nepal general secretary, Madhav Nepal, Nepal Press Union general secretary Ajayababu Siwakoti and FNJ central member Suraj Acharya.