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Making fun of Bhaktapur floods is insult to its people: Basnet

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 12, 2018-UML lawmaker Mahesh Basnet has demanded the government and police take action against those who made jokes of Bhaktapur floods with pictures of ships and boats.

Speaking at the House of Representatives meeting on Thursday, Basnet, a UML lawmaker from Bhaktapur-2, said posting funny flood-related pictures in social media was an insult to the people of Bhaktapur and demanded such people be booked under cybercrime. He also urged social media users to respect the feelings of those affected by the rain-triggered floods while posting on social media sites.

Basnet lauded the government agencies for conducting timely rescue operation in the flood-affected areas. “Personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force conducted rescue works since 3 am in the morning. This rescue works should be continued,” he said.

Various lawmakers speaking during the meeting drew government attention towards the problems faced by the people due to incessant rainfall and floods. They also demanded the problems be resolved at the earliest.

Published: 12-07-2018 16:21

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