Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal has condemned the attack against Shital Shah, President of Community Radio Janakpur on February 22, 2017 in Janakapur, Dhanusa. Strike organizer had attacked to Shah with weapon at 2 pm at Thapa Chowk near to the Radio Station. Shah was attacked while travelling with Suresh Yadav, Reporter of Nagarik daily in a motorbike. Shah admitted in Janakpur Zonal Hospital after sustaining severe injuries.
By issuing a statement, ACORAB urged the government to immediately arrest and punish the involved people in the attack and arrange for treatment of injured persons. ACORAB asked for the government's attention for the safety of radio station operators and journalists which are actively involved to ensure citizen’s right to information and freedom of speech.