Kathmandu, May 16 -- The National Human Rights Commission has taken serious exception to an amendment Bill to revise the Press Council Act, saying the proposed law is against democratic norms and the freedom of expression that is ensured by the Constitution of Nepal.

The constitutional human rights watchdog has said press freedom, human rights and the rule of law are integral parts of democracy and an attack on any of these pillars adversely affects the democratic principle the country has established after a long struggle.

Issuing a press statement, after the consultation with the representatives

of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, the commission said the constitution has ensured full freedom to the press while Universal Declarat...