Deuba accuses govt of trying to tap phones

Sher Bahadur Deuba

Kathmandu, July 22

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of trying to tap telephones of the public. Deuba claims the Telecommunications Act that the government has recently prepared has a provision to tap telephones.

The former prime minister is of the view that it will be against people’s right to privacy. “This is dangerous,” he says, “Now, people will find it difficult to talk over the phone.”

Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of the death anniversary of his party’s founder BP Koirala in Kathmandu on Monday, Deuba said the proposed provision was an example of the government’s move towards authoritarianism.

With the provision, the government wanted to keep an eye on its opponents, according to him.

The main opposition leader said his party would not let Parliament pass such bills with authoritative provisions.

The party would protest the bills in Parliament and on the streets, according to him.

Published on July 22nd, Monday, 2019 2:27 PM

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