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Woman journalist arrested for clicking pictures of protest against Nepal President

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A was arrested Thursday for clicking pictures of a protest in front of the President's residence here.

The journalist, Barsha Shah, who was in police custody for three hours was later released in the afternoon.

Shah was arrested while she was taking picture of the agitators who had gone to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to hand over a to in a symbolic protest against the government's decision to purchase a Rs 180-million worth bullet-proof vehicle for her.

The government's decision has drawn sharp criticism from the public.

The Club Nepal, an umbrella organisation of photojournalists, condemned the arrest of Shah, a associated with portal Deshsanchar.com, terming it as an attack on press freedom and democracy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 22:25 IST
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