Days before the country is set to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Constitution of Nepal 2015, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara warned parliamentary committees from issuing directives that obstruct the functioning of the government.
The justice system has had a checkered past in Nepal. The chieftain of Gorkha is publicly celebrated for administering victors’ justice to the vanquished. For over hundred years, the word of not just one ruler but the entire Rana clan was the law. There was a brief interregnum in the 1950s when judges and lawyers imported from India tried to establish a semblance of rule of law. However, darkness soon enveloped as not just the speech but even wishes of Shah Kings became tantamount to supreme law.