Nepali Committee passes controversial IT Bill that 'curtails freedom of expression'

Nepali Committee passes controversial IT Bill that 'curtails freedom of expression'

The Development and Technology Committee of the Nepal’s House of Representatives, the Lower House of the nation’s Parliament, on December 30, 2019, passed the Information Technology Bill, reported The Himalayan Times. This, despite opposition lawmakers from the Nepalese Congress (NC), raising concerns that the Bill might curtail people’s freedom of expression. The Bill reportedly penalises communication over e-mails which violates its provisions.

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