Building of Supreme Court located at Ramshah Path in Kathmandu. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: Defendants including the Office of President on Sunday are furnishing a written reply on show-cause notice issued by the Supreme Court (SC) over the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).
The Constitutional Bench of the apex court on December 15 had ordered the defendants including the President’s Office to submit a response in writing by January 3, 2021.
The Constitutional Bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana had also ordered the government to submit the original copy of the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding the dissolution of the Parliament, the original copy of the decision of the President, and the necessary documents related to the Parliament.
The apex court had also asked for amicus curiae from the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) and the Supreme Court Bar Association over the writ petition.
A total of 13 writs have been registered at the apex court against the decision naming the Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister, and the Council of Ministers and House Speaker as defendants.
The writs registered so far to this effect have demanded revoking all the decisions and actions carried out in regard to the dissolution of the HoR as per Article 133 (2 and 3) of the Nepal Constitution. There are a total of 13 writ petitions registered on the Constitutional Bench.
It may be noted that President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the HoR on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.