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Govt orders to block porn sites

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KATHMANDU — The Government on Friday has asked Nepal Telecom Authority to block all porn related sites in the nation,citing an increase in incidents of rape in recent days.

The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape.

“The Criminal Code 2071 article 121 and other prevalent laws prohibit the production and dissemination of sexually obscene contents,” reads the release from the ministry issued on Friday.

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“In order to prevent the access of such content through electronic media, the need of pulling down such websites inside Nepal has become necessary.”

After the government order, the NTA has also directed all internet service providers in the country to follow the order and ban such sites with effect from Sunday.

The decision of the government to ban pornographic content comes amid the rising rage against the government’s failure to identify the perpetrators who allegedly raped and murdered a 13-year-old schoolgirl Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur recently.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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