(Photo Source: @EnoughisEnoughN twitter page - RTI Application to be filed at Ministry)
Nepal Police has taken under control five activists of the 'Enough is Enough' campaign from Singhadurbar premises while they were objecting to denial of Ministry of Home Affairs to register their right to information application today (July 29). Singha Durbar is the central administrative office of the country.
According to the information received at Freedom Forum, activists Pukar Bam, Pramesh Shrestha, Prem Singh Basnet, Samundra KC and Sudan Shrestha had reached the ministry office to file an RTI application demanding information on details of funds collected from national and international organizations, their expenditure for COVID 19 pandemic management, procurement details during management and number of RDT and PCR tests done with results.
After the activists started objecting to ministry's refusal to register their application, police officers on duty then took them under control alleging them of 'demonstrating in the restricted area'.
Freedom Forum condemns denial of information by the ministry and harassment meted out to the information seekers. It is a gross violation of citizen's right to information which is guaranteed in the constitution. Hence, FF strongly urges the ministry to provide the information they sought because it is their constitutional right. Similarly, the police is urged to immediately release the youths who have been taken under control. The public agenices must share the information of public interest as per the law.
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