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सामाजिक सञ्जालमा लेखेकै भरमा कारबाही गर्ने कानूनविरुद्ध सर्वोच्चको कारण देखाउ आदेश

नेपालको साइबर अपराधलाई धान्दै आएको विद्युतीय कारोबार ऐन २०६३ को दफा ४७ असंवैधानिक भएको भन्दै बदर घोषित गर्न दर्ता भएको रिटमा आज सर्वोच्च अदालतले कारण देखाउ आदेश जारी गरेको छ।

अधिवक्ता प्रत्युसनाथ उप्रेतीले दर्ता गरेको रिट निवेदनमा न्यायाधीश देवेन्द्रगोपाल श्रेष्ठको एकल इजलासले आइतबार सुनुवाई गर्दै विपक्षीहरुका नाममा कारण देखाउन आदेश दिएको हो।

रिट निवेदनमा नेपाल सरकार नेपाल सरकार प्रधानमन्त्री तथा मन्त्रिपरिषद्को कार्यालय, व्यवस्थापिका-संसद सचिवालय, सूचना तथा संचार मन्त्रालय, गृह मन्त्रालय, कानून, न्याय तथा संसदीय मामिला मन्त्रालयलाइ विपक्षी बनाइएको छ।

विद्युतीय कारोवार ऐनको दफा ४७ ले कम्यूटरको इन्टरनेट लगायत विद्दुतीय संचार माध्यममा प्रकाशन र प्रदर्शन गर्न नहुने सामाग्री प्रकाशन र प्रदर्शन गर्नेलाइ एक लाख रुपैयाँ सम्म जरिवान वा पाँच वर्ष सम्म कैद वा दुवै सजायँ हुने व्यवस्था छ।

सामाजिक सन्जालमा सामान्य टिका टिप्पणी गर्दा पनि गम्भिर फौजदारी अभियोग खेप्न पर्ने भएकाले उक्त प्रावधानले नेपालको संविधान (२०७२) ले प्रदान गरेको धारा विचार तथा अभिव्यक्तिको स्वतन्त्रताविरुद्ध भएकोले बदर घोषित ग…

Online policing: SC serves govt show cause

Nov 23, 2015-

The Supreme Court has issued a show-cause notice to the government and concerned ministries for prosecuting civilians by defining their comments and opinions on social networking sites as cyber crimes.

Responding to a writ filed by advocate Pratyush Nath Upreti, a single bench of Justice Devendra Gopal Shrestha on Sunday asked the Prime Minister’s Office, Law Ministry and Information Ministry to explain the reasons behind the arrest of some citizens for sharing online contents and comments that apparently slandered the government ministers and even the President.
Upreti has claimed that the action is an outright attack on a person’s freedom of expression guaranteed by the constitution.
Upreti had filed the writ of mandamus, seeking nullification of clauses 1 and 2 of article 47 in the Electronic Transactions Act that curtails the right of free speech and freedom of expression.
The article states that a person displaying any material in the electronic media which “may be…

Appeal to revise cyber legislation

Nov 19, 2015-

The Supreme Court has been asked to direct the government to rectify the Electronic Transactions Act of 2008 which “puts restriction on an individual’s right to expression against the new constitution”.

Advocate Pratyush Nath Uprety on Wednesday filed the appeal at the Supreme Court demanding to issue a writ of mandamus to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers so that the clauses 1 and 2 of article 47 in the Electronic Transactions Act are nullified. The article, he argues, curtails the fundamental rights, and can be use by the state to prosecute innocent citizens.
The article 47 states that a person displaying any material in the electronic media which “may be contrary to the public morality or decent behaviour, may spread hate or jealousy against anyone, or may jeopardise the harmonious relations among people shall be liable to the punishment with the fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or with the imprisonment not exceeding five years…