'Flawed' recommendation process of justices draws most complaints

Published On: July 12, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 12: Most of the complaints registered at the Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) against 11 recommended justices are against the 'flawed' recommendation procedure itself.

When the committee meeting on Monday morning opened the complaint letters, 10 out of the total 13 complaints were related to the procedure of making recommendations of justices and three were against two recommended names.

Most of the complainants have opposed the recommendation process of the justices, arguing that Article 292 of the new constitution has provisioned to make such recommendations from the Constitutional Council instead of the Judicial Council.

But the committee members have already decided to initiate the hearings after concluding that the constitutional provision was quite confusing.

Two complaints are against justice nominee Sapana Malla Pradhan and one is against Ishwar Khatiwada. The complainants have opposed the recommendation of Pradhan stating that she used to be a lawmaker of a political party in the first Constituent Assembly (CA).

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