No Not Again: Supreme Court says it is an instance of freedom of expression

No Not Again Nepal elections 2022
The No Not Again marketing campaign has unfold throughout social media within the run-up to the 2022 parliamentary elections.

Kathmandu, November 11

The Supreme Court says the continuing marketing campaign–No Not Again–is an instance of freedom of expression, ordering the Election Commission to not take any motion in opposition to the campaigners within the run-up to the November 20 elections.

Whereas the court docket issued an interim order on November 6, it continued the order after one other spherical of listening to on Thursday.

Earlier, the fee had requested the operators of the group to close it down claiming it violated the election code of conduct because it defamed some election candidates previous to the elections.

The fee had even written to Nepal Police’s cyber bureau to take motion once more the group for his or her marketing campaign via the Electronics Transaction Act.

But, senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi and advocate Anil Acharya had filed a writ petition in opposition to the choice on the apex court docket.

“Campaigns reminiscent of No Not Again are an instance of freedom of thought and expression and a major situation for efficient enfranchisement observe,” the order issued by justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Sushmalata Mathema reads.