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House panel endorses bill allowing intelligence agency to listen in on conversations

The bill passed with the support of the opposition Nepali Congress, despite legal experts sounding the alarm over its potential for misuse and privacy violations. House panel endorses bill allowing intelligence agency to listen in on conversations
The bill now includes a provision of a seven-year jail term for any officials who misuse their authority and listen in on conversations at the individual and institutional levels without justification. Deepak KC/TKP
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Binod Ghimire
Published at : March 19, 2020
Updated at : March 19, 2020 20:50

Binod Ghimire

Binod Ghimire covers parliamentary affairs and human rights for The Kathmandu Post. Since joining the Post in 2010, he has reported primarily on social issues, focusing on education and transitional justice.


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