Nepal Government condemns attack on Paris paper

"This brutal and cowardly act of terror is completely unjustified and can not be condoned on any ground."

Jan. 8, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -13 December. 26- 2014 (Poush 11, 2071)

The Government of Nepal has condemned the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo weekly magazine offices in Paris of France.

Issuing a press statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) criticised the attack that killed at least 12 persons including editor of the satirical magazine.

“The Government of Nepal, in line with its principled stance against the act of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, condemns this terrorist act on media in unequivocal terms,” the Ministry said, “This brutal and cowardly act of terror is completely unjustified and can not be condoned on any ground.”

The government has also expressed condolences to the bereaved families on behalf of all Nepali people.

It also expressed solidarity will the French government in fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, issuing separate press statement, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Freedom Forum and Human Rights and Peace Society also condemned the attack.

Hooded gunmen on Wednesday had stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.

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