SC summons govt for giving public holiday on Prithivi Jayanti

Published On: January 22, 2020 09:31 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned government authorities over giving public holiday on Poush 27 to mark Prithivi Jayanti in memory of late king Prithvi Narayan Shah who unified the princely states of Nepal into one strong nation.

A single bench of Justice Kumar Regmi summoned the authorities—the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Home Affairs—for clarification. The apex court asked the authorities to submit written explanation in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by senior advocate Surendra Bhandari.

The bench has also given 15 days time to the authorities in this regard and also scheduled the case in the priority list of the apex court considering the nature of its public importance.


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