Chief Justice schedules all types of cases for hearing amid boycott of justices

Published On: November 12, 2021 12:51 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has scheduled hearings for all types of cases including the habeas corpus cases for Friday. Out of the eight benches assigned for the hearing, seven are joint benches and one is single bench.

Although the hearing has been scheduled for all justices, the hearing has not begun yet as all justices have announced to boycott the hearing with Chief Justice Rana.

The Supreme Court justices have been refusing to conduct the hearing since October 24, calling for Chief Justice JBR's resignation after allegations that he sought a share in the cabinet. They have argued that this has raised a serious question on the integrity of the independent judiciary.

Hearing into cases except for habeas corpus has not taken place in the Supreme Court from October 25 due to protest of justices. 

Chief Justice JBR has argued that he has become the Chief Justice as per the due process of the constitution and the laws, and is capable of and has been fulfilling his responsibility accordingly. He has also urged the other justices to fulfill their responsibilities as per the constitution and the laws.

Hearing into cases has been stalled in the apex court and the service-seekers have been facing inconvenience due to this. Security has been tightened in and around the Supreme Court in view of the protest of lawyers. 

(With inputs from RSS)

Leave A Comment