Prez urges not to criticize state organs

Published On: April 4, 2019 09:07 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, April 4: President Bidya Bhandari on Wednesday urged one and all to stop criticizing state institutions.

While inaugurating a three-day national conference of judges, President Bhandari called to be sensitive before criticizing sensitive state organs. 

“There is a tendency to criticize the state organs on baseless issues to mislead the people and the nation,” the head of the state said, adding, “This is an intention to disrespect and discourage the institutions.” 

President Bhandari also directed the law enforcement agencies to stop such activities on time by identifying the groups involved in character assassination, indicating towards the critics of the government who vented their ire against the decision to purchase helicopter and residence for her. 

Bhandari also called the judges to work for executing federal concept in the country and also assured for providing sufficient resources to the judiciary.

Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana informed that the conference would discuss on various issues such as the implementation of federalism, the role of the judiciary in execution of the constitution, the implementation of the recently implemented Civil and Criminal Codes, the revision of the judges code of conduct and the strategic plan of the judiciary. Rana also stated that the judiciary has been working for heavy work load with insufficient resources during the conference as the judges across the country are participating to discuss these issues. 

Law Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal defended the controversial appointment of judges made by the Judicial Council on Tuesday stating that there is no one in power without blood relation so criticising the appointment citing blood relation to the appointment of judges is meaningless.

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