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Journalism should be for promotion of national unity: leader Dahal

Kathmandu, May 27: Nepal Communist Party ( NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the right to freedom guaranteed by the constitution is not of an anarchic nature.

In his address to a programme organised today by Press Organisation Nepal in commemoration of the 17th memorial day of journalist, litterateur and martyr Krishnasen ‘Ichhuk’, the former Prime Minister said freedom and discipline are interrelated and freedom should not be anarchic.

The chair of the major ruling party pledged that no laws and acts would come hurting the spirit of constitution which stands in favour of freedom of the press.

On the occasion, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said the government is committed to regulating the media rather than controlling them.

Minister Baskota asserted that it is a baseless rumour that the Media Council Bill would curtailed press freedom as the government has not taken any initiatives that would violate constitutional values and essence as well as international practice. (RSS)


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