Supreme Court hearing writs against HoR dissolution today

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January 13, 2021

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Supreme Court hearing writs against HoR dissolution today

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KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Wednesday.

Earlier, writ petitioners had demanded that the writs should be heard through the full constitutional bench arguing that the issues are of national concerns and Justice Hari Krishna Karki should not be involved in the constitutional bench.

In the hearing taken place on January 6, Justice Karki had said that he would not take part in the next hearing.

People in general are curious to know whether the writs will be taken to the full constitutional bench and who will be the Justices in the bench. Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana retains the right to form the bench.

The Bench will hear 13 writ petitions filed at the apex court against the HoR dissolution today.

It will give a final verdict on the issue whether the HoR dissolution was in line with the constitution or not.

CJ Rana has picked Justices for the Constitutional Bench in random, not based on seniority.

Earlier, advocates had raised questions over the formation of the Constitutional Bench arguing that the formation of the Constitutional Bench is not in line with the provision of the Constitution.

The writs were registered at the Supreme Court against the decision naming the Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minster and the Council of Ministers and House Speaker as defendants.

It may be noted that President Bidhya Bhandari had dissolved the HoR on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

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