Sajha Party demands government withdraw IT bill

Kathmandu, January 8

Sajha Party has demanded that the government withdraw the Information Technology bill tabled in parliament and to rectify errors in it.

If the bill is approved in its current form, the use of social media will be restricted in the country, said the party in a statement demanding an amendment to the bill. The party said that the bill encroaches upon the constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of expression and goes against the principle of separation of power. It is a shame that the government has not withdrawn the bill despite protests, said the party.

In a statement, party spokesperson Surya Raj Acharya said that the bill was part of the ruling party to use democracy as a cloak to concentrate power and tighten its grip on the society. “The liberal democracy we received after decades of struggle is heading towards an ‘illiberal democracy,” said Acharya,

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