Mahila Sanjal, Dharan launches signature campaign against impeachment of CJ Karki
May 3, 2017 06:05 PM NPT
By: Rohit Rai
Women associated with Women Sanjal, Dharan participating in a signature collection campaign at Bhanuchowk in Dharan Municipality on Wednesday. (Rohit Rai/Republica)
DHARAN, May 3: Mahila Sanjal, Dharan on Wednesday launched a signature collection campaign in protest of the impeachment motion lodged against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki.
Concluding that filing an impeachment motion against CJ Karki is a blatant intervention in the independent Judiciary, the Mahila Sanjal launched the signature campaign at Bhanu Chwok in Dharan today.
“Filing an impeachment motion against CJ Sushila Karki, the first woman chief justice in the judicial history in Nepal, for not working as per the interest of the parties is a sheer ‘violence against women,” reads the press release issued by the Sanjal.
The Sanjal is the umbrella organization of over three dozen associations in Dharan Municipality.
According to the Sanjal, the collected signatures will be submitted to the government through the District Administration Office, Sunsari.
Karki has been suspended after 249 lawmakers from Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) filed impeachment motion against her on April 30.
The impeachment motion is courting criticisms from various quarters of late accusing the NC and CPN (MC) of registering impeachment motion against Karki after she did not hear the cases in favor of them.