Five Journalists Beaten Up, misbehaved (Pdf)

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“Five journalists have been beaten up and verbally abused in Bara, a district in the southern

plain in the central region of Nepal on March 21, 2012.
The followers and protectors of Ram Bahadur Bamjan who is claimed to be little Buddha for his
years long meditation and seclusion beat up journalists while taking photographs of  Bamjan as
he was being made public for sermon.”

 

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Five journalists have been beaten up and verbally abused in Bara, a district in the southern
plain in the central region of Nepal on March 21, 2012.
The followers and protectors of Ram Bahadur Bamjan who is claimed to be little Buddha for his
years long meditation and seclusion beat up journalists while taking photographs of  Bamjan as
he was being made public for sermon.
(Link: IFEX)
Talking to Freedom Forum’s Media Monitoring Desk, Bibhu Adhikari, reporter
with the News 24 Television, said, “Although we (I, Resham Tiwari of Nepal Television, Binod
Pyakurel of Tarai Television, Basanta Khatiwada of Ghatana Ra Bichar weekly and Prakash
Lamsal of Image Television) were called to make news, some of the followers and protectors
including Darshan Limbu, Bolhari Rai, and a German national beat us, seized our cameras and
damaged the reels while taking photographs about Bamjan who was being made public for
sermon after meditation.”
The followers of Bamjan also spoke foul on them, he said, adding that they reached to the
police for help.
It is the latest incident as a series of attack and threats on journalists from different quarters.
The incident is condemnable as it is the incident of press freedom violation. The local
administration needs to mete out action on those who beat up journalists so that it would help
minimize impunity and make journalists feel justice.

 

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Five Journalists Beaten Up, misbehaved

Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:08 Editor http://www.nepalelectionchannel.org/english/media-watch/press-freedom-violation/324-five-journalists-beaten-up-misbehaved.html

“Five journalists have been beaten up and verbally abused in Bara, a district in the southern plain in the central region of Nepal on March 21, 2012.

The followers and protectors of Ram Bahadur Bamjan who is claimed to be little Buddha for his years long meditation and seclusion beat up journalists while taking photographs of  Bamjan as he was being made public for sermon.”

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Five journalists have been beaten up and verbally abused in Bara, a district in the southern plain in the central region of Nepal on March 21, 2012.

The followers and protectors of Ram Bahadur Bamjan who is claimed to be little Buddha for his years long meditation and seclusion beat up journalists while taking photographs of  Bamjan as he was being made public for sermon.

(Link: IFEX) Talking to Freedom Forum’s Media Monitoring Desk, Bibhu Adhikari, reporter with the News 24 Television, said, “Although we (I, Resham Tiwari of Nepal Television, Binod Pyakurel of Tarai Television, Basanta Khatiwada of Ghatana Ra Bichar weekly and Prakash Lamsal of Image Television) were called to make news, some of the followers and protectors including Darshan Limbu, Bolhari Rai, and a German national beat us, seized our cameras and damaged the reels while taking photographs about Bamjan who was being made public for sermon after meditation.”

The followers of Bamjan also spoke foul on them, he said, adding that they reached to the police for help.

It is the latest incident as a series of attack and threats on journalists from different quarters.

The incident is condemnable as it is the incident of press freedom violation. The local administration needs to mete out action on those who beat up journalists so that it would help minimize impunity and make journalists feel justice.

 

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‘Buddha Boy’ finds his abode of peace at Sindhuli forest

The Himalayan Times (deleted)/Added At: 2012-07-08 10:42 PM   Last Updated At: 2012-07-08 10:42 PM

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

SINDHULIMADHI: Twenty four days after Ram Bahadur Bamjan nicknamed as the Buddha Boy left Bara’s Ratanpur-based Halkhoriya forest along with his followers, he has been found living at the Hwaredanda of Janakalyan Community Forest of Kamalamai Municipality in Sindhuli.

Darsan Limbu, Bamjan’s disciple, said the Buddha Boy wanted to bring recognition to Nepal through Bodhi religion in the world. “Our guru is writing the Bodhi Religion he earned during his penance,” he said. However, when journalists approached they were not welcomed at Bamjan’s place today.

According to Limbu, Bamjan is scheduled to speak in a public prabachan programme in two months’ time and at that time he would answer to all the questions.

Limbu went to say that Bamjan sat for penance from May 16, 2005 to May 16, 2011 without food. He complained that forest officials, contractors and timber smugglers had spread rumours about Bamjan in Bara. He dismissed the claims that the government had issued any arrest warrant to Bamjan.

In the past, Bamjan was drawn into many controversies for keeping two women captive, abducting his own family members and thrashing up neighbours among others.

Limbu urged journalists to take stock of the Bara jungle, where Bamjan used to live and bring out the reality. He said Bamjan’s family had spread rumours against him after they failed to have the monopoly over the funds collected in Bamjan’s name.

Bamjan has a white mare, one dog and one he-goat. “We do not know where the horse came from. But a foreigner gifted a he-goat to him,” Limbu said.

He said Bamjan is writing Bodhi religion in sambhota script and that would be translated into 17 languages including Nepali and English later.

When asked about holding a Slovak Marichi into captivity, Limbu said that she was a mentally disturbed woman. According to him, Marichi was kept in a room after she expressed her interest to sit for penance. “But, she attacked Bamjan later,” he added.

Chairman Chhatra Ghising of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh, responsible for Bamjan’s protection, urged the mediapersons not to give any negative press coverage.

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