In association with
Logo Logo Logo

Supreme Court scraps provision of online media renew


KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to scrap the provision of annual renew of online media.
A divisional bench of Justice Deepak Kumar Karki and Sushmalata Mathema on Tuesday issued a directive to annul the rule which stated that online media would be shut if its renewal is not carried out annually.
The apex court order has scrapped the provisions stipulated in the Clause 6 of the Online Media Operation Directive-2073 that was introduced against the spirit of the Nepal Constitution on freedom of expression and the press.
Hearing on a writ petition filed by advocate and journalists, Leelanath Ghimire and Bishnu Kumar Giri the apex court revoked the online media directive’s provision that stated the service of online media could be shut if their renew was not done per annum. The court issued certiorari order to scrap this provision noting it was inconsistent with the constitution.

Comment here !
Related News

KATHMANDU: Domestic and international flights are being banned from Thursday midnight in view of Covid-19 pandemic, said the Civil Aviation

SINDHULPALCHOK: Prominent singer and musician Premdhoj Pradhan has passed away. He was 84. Pradhan, who was admitted to Neuro Hospital

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has said the private hospitals charging higher to the coronavirus-infected patients will face action.

KATHMANDU: Government is effortful to procure more medical supplies from abroad to control Covid-19. In a statement issued by spokesperson