Nepal FM moves SC against government order
Kathmandu Aug 9-Protesting a government’s order not to air news programs, Nepal FM 91.8 on Monday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC).
The writ petition filed by the FM’s managing director Bishnu Hari Dhakal has sought the apex court’s order to the government, to nullify the government’s order. Last week on Wednesday, the Ministry of Information and Communications had sent a letter to the FM station accusing it of ‘illegal’ news broadcast. It had, moreover, asked the FM why it shouldn’t be closed down.
Earlier, the government through a notice in the state-run Gorkhapatra had warned FM stations not to broadcast news or their licenses would be scrapped.
The hearing on the case is scheduled to start from Tuesday.