SC orders govt to make provisions to grant voting right to jailbirds

Published On: June 28, 2022 09:38 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order in the name of the government to collect and update the name of prisoners to ensure their voting rights in the proportional representation electoral system in the upcoming House of Representatives (HoR) election.

A single bench of Justice Sapana Malla Pradhan made such an order to collect and update the name of jailbirds for the purpose of casting vote for proportional electoral system in the HoR election. 

The order also recalled that names of government employees, security personnel, Maoist combatants and jailbirds were stated in the temporary name list and were given voting rights in the first and second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.


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