The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has said that its serious attention has been drawn towards the obstruction to journalists from collecting news in and outside the Supreme Court premises.
A press release issued on Monday by FNJ General Secretary Roshan Puri stated that court and police administration used to obstruct and misbehave with journalists in course of collecting news regarding anomalies seen in judiciary in recent period.
Nepal Bar Association has been demonstrating for the past few days demanding resignation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as well as calling for ending anomalies taking place in judiciary for the past few days.
The act of the SC and police administration is condemnable and it has interfered the constitutional independence and rights of the journalists, reads the statement.
The FNJ also urged the bodies concerned to help create environment for independent journalism respecting the constitutional freedom of FNJ and journalists. It also expressed serious concern over stalemate seen in SC and drew attention of the bodies concerned to be serious in right practice of the principle of separation of power.
Source: National News Agency Nepal