KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has urged the media and ordinary public to respect judiciary amid public criticisms against judiciary for not being able to uphold justice.
The umbrella organization of lawyers across the country made the appeal in a statement on Sunday while publicizing its views on public criticisms in relation to a few judgments issued by the Supreme Court. "The academic discussions may be held in relation to any judgments. But comments cannot be made with an intention to create serious hatred toward the entire judiciary and the judicial system," it said in a press statement on Sunday.
While stating that it stands against unjust judgments, the NBA maintained that the verdicts should be based on the ground of justice. The press release was issued by the NBA General Secretary Leelamani Paudel further said that erroneous judgments should be corrected with the due process set forth by the Constitution and the law.
Stating that weak judiciary cannot protect fundamental rights of ordinary public and that such a judiciary poses a threat on the entire judiciary, the NBA has urged the media and ordinary public to refrain from such unhealthy criticisms. Among other things, the NBA urged the Supreme Court to immediately adopt an automated case assignment system in order to avoid similar controversies against the judiciary in the future.