Rapper Samir Ghising who is popularly known as V10 was arrested from Kathmandu on October 24 for allegedly using indecent words in his song. Ghising was taken into custody in Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku. Kathmandu lies in Province No 3.
The police arrested Ghising four months after his song 'Hami Yestai ta Honi Bro' premiered on YouTube and got 1.9 million views in a short time. Ghising's custody is extended by seven days for showing an 'improper manner through song.'
In the conversation with Freedom Forum’s Representative Ashok Dahal, SSP Sahakul Thapa, Chief of Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku, said, he was arrested for 'promoting vulgarism' in his song as well as publishing a picture of him smoking and making marijuana while wearing Nepali police uniform in his social media handle. Police claimed that his picture could tarnish the public trust on law enforcement bodies.
Although, the police failed to decide whether to file any charge against him or not, he was taken to custody in Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku.
Young rapper Ghising was arrested just a day after the arrest of another singer Durgesh Thapa from the same police for allegedly promoting alcohol and drugs in his song. Thapa was released after removing his song from YouTube.
FF maintained that use of police dress for artistic purpose does not qualify to be a crime. To control artistic expression is the true representation of the authoritarian state.
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