SC issues show cause notice on judicial rights of local levels case

Published On: January 2, 2019 05:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice in a case filed at the apex court demanding to curtail the judicial rights of the local level.

A single bench of Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla, on December 31, issued an order to the government seeking the reason on the issue within 15 days. However, the court has published full text of the order on Wednesday. The case has been considered of highly priority in view of the issue’s gravity.

The writ was filed at the apex court demanding to curtail the judicial rights of the local level. However, the administration at the apex court is yet to decide whether to register the writ officially or not and has informed that it will decide the fate of the writ very soon.

The writ application filed by Bijendra Lal Joshi, chairperson of National Unity Forum, it has been demanded to limit the judicial rights of the local government citing that the local government while exercising the judicial right allocated by the constitution and local government act 2017, the deputy-mayors have made decision that would impact adversely the life and properties of the public.

The petitioner has named Office of President, House of Representatives, National Assembly, Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs, Ministry of Federal Affairs and office of Kathmandu Metropolitan City as defendants. The petitioner has also demanded the interim order from the apex court to suspend the exercise of the judicial right of the local level. 



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