Press is oxygen to Democracy: Former President Dr Yadav

Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said the Press was like oxygen for democracy. Inaugurating a new building of Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Mahottari here today, he said democracy is strong in a country where the press is strong and independent.

Stating that the press played an important role in the overall development of the country, he said no country should limit the press, but instead promote full press freedom for overall development of the country, society and people. “Any kind of limitations to the press will put democracy at risk, which will in turn bring sufferings to the people and shut down doors to development,” he said.

General Secretary of FNJ Ramesh Bista accused all three tiers government in Nepal of limiting the press.