Advocacy at 11 courts disrupted as agitation continues

Published On: February 4, 2017 05:43 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

BIRGUNJ, Feb 4: The agitating lawyers have halted eight district courts and benches of the three high courts in the Tarai region protesting the appointment of 80 judges in high courts arguing that the appointment breaches the Constitution of Nepal 2072 BS and the Judicial Council Act.

On last Monday, lawyers of eight districts in a meeting held in Birgunj had decided to halt the courts and benches saying that the appointment of 80 judges is not in accordance with the existing laws.

On January 12, the Judicial Council had appointed as many as 80 judges at the High Courts. 

Sixty benches of district and high courts are being hampered in the eight districts. A bench had been hearing in average eight cases a day while 56 cases are heard in Parsa district with seven benches. 

With 60 benches disrupted, as many as 480 cases are going to be hampered in the Tarai region a day. 

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