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If a filmmaker is abused, a legal path will be chosen

The abusive response will be in accordance with Nepal's cybercrime law and if it is from abroad, the process of action will be taken forward through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

By Dikshya Tiwari, KATHMANDU: During the lockdown issued by the government to prevent the transmission of the corona, seven organizations related to Nepali film have drawn serious attention to the abusive remarks made to Nepali filmmakers regarding their expressions and interviews.

In a joint statement issued on Monday, it warned that any party would seek legal redressal beyond the rudeness.

In the current situation, it is unfortunate that the entire film industry is rife with rumors and gossip about someone’s remarks. “It is not fair to insult and show rudeness in the name of spectators and in the name of popularity, and no one will be forced to seek legal redressal beyond the limits of decency,” the statement said.

“In the current context, we are sensitive to abusive and obscene reactions targeting filmmakers on social media. If such a response is not stopped, the response will be in accordance with Nepal’s cybercrime law and if it is from abroad, the process of action will be taken forward through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ‘the statement said.

In a joint statement issued by Nepal Film Association, Nepal Film Artists Association, Nepal Film Producers Association, Nepal Film Technical Association, Nepal Film Conflict Association, Nepal Film Directors Society and Nepal Film Dance Association, all filmmakers stated the objectives, code of conduct and discipline of their respective professional bodies. They have also been called to work.

Published Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 09:28 AM

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