Tuesday, March 20, 2007

INTERNET 'BANDH' in NEPAL

I really had to do something important on net and my Connection refuses me to log in the gateway of internet. I called upon the support section of my ISP and they replied me that there will be no more Internet connection for 2 hours daily starting from today, i.e. , March 20,2007. Someone told me that these kind of program is being conducted by the association of ISP's called ISPAN. This is the first time, i ever heard that Internet Service provider are being politicized in a sense they're are conducting their own agitation programs. Now, being user, i've paid them the subscription fees,why are they indulging us in their programs. Why can't they just go and make sit in themselves? Are they trying to penetrate us so as to create pressure on government? Everyone is doing ever since, now, ISP is doing this. It's such a shame to relate ourselves to this system.
Hello Mr. Businessman, you are beaten up, we've sympathy for you. But to get your vengeance, why are you making us suffer?? Follow other way , i mean legal ways. You've money, go and buy people like Girija?? why are you creating scenes like this..
Anyways, everyone is doing this afterall. If there is a fight between husband and wife, "Nepal bandh", if there is quarellings on street among taxi drivers and motorcycle riders, hours of traffic jam, and again "Nepal bandh", if someone beats someone, again"Nepal bandh", we are just fed up of this "Nepal bandh" thing. Now, what i see, the only resolution to this problem is totally the disobeying their pre-organised program.

I've a personal request to ISPAN, the right to see/read news around the world. don't take it away please. You can conduct bandh program to demobilize the physical movement of vehicles and to hinder the normal day life, but this kind of banning internet connectivity?? do you think, it's good idea?? do you think these damn government figures ever read news in internet?? They most importantly forget to update their site. I think you're giving more impact to people rather than those government. And, people can support your view but your act, they can't support you and are not going to vow for you.

After few search on net,i found ISPAN official site is as http://www.ispan.net.np/memlist.php

and their press release, is as follows:

ISPAN PRESS RELEASE

The private sector in Nepal has long been suffering from the political instability in our country. The private sector has repeatedly been the victim of the worst criminal atrocities, such as extortion, arson, abduction and brutal physical assault by members of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) despite its very public renunciation of such violence.
While repeatedly showering words of support, the Government has done little to curb such vicious activities. It is the right of every citizen to lead a free and safe life in the country and it is the responsibility of the government to provide a secure environment. In protesting the governments failure to provide security to the
private sector, and in solidarity with the rest of the private sector, the Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN) has decided to suspend all Internet services from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM starting from March 20, 2007. The protest program will be further intensified depending on the government’s
response.
We hope that our activities in consort with the activities of the rest of the private sector will put pressure on the government to take up its responsibility to ensure security to all citizens. We will be compelled to intensify our protest with similar service outages in the coming days if the government does not act responsibly.
As a concerned citizen, we urge you to contact the Prime Ministers office and voice your support for our legitimate demands. We deserve a secure environment, just like anyone else.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.
Sincerely,
Pavan S. Shakya
President
Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN)
Email: info@ispan.net.np

1 comments:

Speed said...

what are these guys , crazy ?????????? how will this stuff put pressure to the goverment ???????? these guys are out of their mind . this is jus creating headache for users .

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