INSEC Provides Financial Support For Medical Treatment of a Journalist

  May 17, 2023 By: INSEC

INSEC Koshi Provincial Office, Biratnagar, has provided financial support to Badri Acharya, 50, Journalist and Human Rights Defender of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-1.

Acharya, who did not have access to medical treatment due to financial constraints, had requested assistance from the INSEC Khotang representative.

Diktel Rupakot Mazhuwagadhi Municipality Mayor Tirtharaj Bhattarai, Nepal Journalist Association Khotang Branch President Dilip Khatri, and INSECC representatives provided financial support to Acharya, on May 14, 2023. Acharya was supported by Human Rights Defender Fund.

Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality Mayor Tirtharaj Bhattarai said that the support INSEC provided for Human Rights Defenders should have been the government’s responsibility. He further commended INSEC’s support for human rights and social justice, deeming it unparalleled.

Dilip Khatri, Chairperson of the Khotang Journalists’ Association, said that since INSEC has always been active in the field of human rights and social justice, the journalists have received support accordingly.

Journalist Acharya said that he was thankful for INSEC’s significant support for medical treatment.

Somraj Thapa, head of INSEC Koshi Province, said that INSEC Koshi Office provided support of Rs.10000 rupees to Acharya. Thapa said that INSEC has been supporting human rights defenders continuously.

INSEC has been assisting, debating, and advocating for the protection of the rights of human rights defenders.

The 1998 Declaration on Human Rights Defenders for Journalists defines journalists as human rights defenders.


Taranath Phuyal