SOLIDARITY WITH KANTIPUR
- Voice Of The People
Mar 6, 2018-
I would like to express my solidarity with Kantipur National Daily in the contempt of court case against the daily. There is a clear provision of right to freedom and expression mentioned in the constitution (‘Contempt case has no merits: experts’, March 2, Page 1). The step taken against Kantipur is unconstitutional and irrelevant. The press is regarded as the fourth organ of the state and is a strong foundation of democracy. The government or other bodies should not interfere with the press’ publication or broadcasting of any news. The press is always committed to the people’s right to speech and expression. People’s trust and respect towards the law will be demolished if respected judicial bodies try to hinder the rights of the press and the people. Where there is democracy, there is free press. My solidarity with Kantipur is for the protection of people’s right to information.
- Jaya Kumar Maharjan, Kathmandu
IMPRISONING THE CORRUPT
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while addressing a programme organised by Families of Enforced Disappeared People and Martyrs at Bardaghat, Nawalparasi on Thursday is quoted to have warned that the left alliance government would imprison corrupt people in the government, security agencies and in the judiciary (‘Time has come to impeach dishonest people in judiciary: Dahal’, March 3, Page 1). Dahal’s declaration reflects the desire of the people that voted for the left alliance. Unfortunately, there are too many corrupt people and the jails are already too crowded. The government would need to build more prisons and those political party leaders that have framed policies of collaboration with corrupt mechanisms to raise fund for running their parties should not be spared either.
- Megha Nepal, Kathmandu
Published: 06-03-2018 07:42