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Defamation case filed against Dhanusha based newspaper editor

Ward Chair of Janakpur Sub-Metropolis Ward No 4, Sudarshan Singh, has filed a court case against Editor of Janakpur of Today Media Group, Brij Kumar Yadav, for writing news against the Chair in the newspaper. It occurred in Dhanusha, Janakpur, which lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

According to the information shared by FF's representative for Province 2, Rajan Singh, the defamation case was filed against the editor arguing that he and the media group wrote series of news against the Ward Chair targeting his image and career. In one of the news published in the Janakpur Today newspaper, editor has claimed that the Ward Chair had denied the entrance of Ward Member Pushpa Yadav in the Ward Office. But, in the complaint filed by the Ward Chair he has explicitly mentioned that no such incident had occurred and the editor has tried to defame him by publishing such content.

FF is watching the case seriously. In case of tarnished social and personal image, one can file the defamation case. But instead of going to court, one can file a complaint in the Press Council Nepal (PCN) for the newspaper content. Here, FF wants to remind that PCN is the rightful body to look after the issue published in the newspaper, thus complaint should have been filed in PCN instead of District Court.  

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