Kathmandu: The Supreme Court on Thursday again issued a stay order against the decision of the Election Commission to take action against ‘No Not Again’ campaign.
In the second hearing of the case, a joint bench of Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Susma Lata Mathema issued an interlocutory interim order against the poll body’s decision.
Earlier on October 25, the Election Commission warned the ‘No Not Again’ campaigners to discontinue the campaign. It had warned the campaign to remove the posts–urging public not to vote them in the upcoming elections– from social media platforms.
The poll body had warned the campaign to take down their social media accounts, or they would face a jail term of five years and Rs 100,000 in fine. “The campaign would face action as per Article 47 of the Electronic Transaction Act,” it had said.
The campaign had urged general public not to repeat leaders, especially those who has already been tested in the Nepali politics.
Following the decision of the Commission, senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi on October 31 moved to the apex court.