Objectionable mention of India in Nepal’s Parliament, remarks during debate on disputed information technology bill

The ruling Nepali Communist Party MP has made objectionable statements referring to India over the disputed Information Technology Bill in Nepal.

The ruling Nepali Communist Party MP has made objectionable statements referring to India over the disputed Information Technology Bill in Nepal. MP Ram Narayan Bidri has said that this bill will allow the agencies of the country to tap the phone of anyone without a court order. This will help to detect the interference and activities of foreign intelligence agencies in Nepal including India.

The government has introduced the bill in Parliament (National Assembly) despite strong opposition from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress. “The foreign intelligence agency – America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) interfere in Nepal’s internal activities,” MP Bidri said in the ongoing debate in the House. It needs to be looked at well.

The latest bill will prove helpful in preventing external interference in Nepal. The Bill also empowers government agencies to interrogate suspects in custody. This will also inform the activities of foreign intelligence agencies in Nepal and their mission. At the same time, the government will also be able to know about the agents, who are living in Nepal, spying for foreign countries.

Finance Minister Yubraj Khatiwada also said in favor of the bill that Nepal’s intelligence capability will be increased by its passage. It will also reduce the threat to our national security. At the same time, the sovereignty and integrity of the country will be protected. Whereas the Nepali Congress says that the bill is anti-constitutional and will also violate international law of independence.

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