BAGLUNG: As some political parties have been demanding resignation of the Khil Raj Regmi, who heads the current election government, from the post of Chief Justice, the Nepal Bar Association (NBA), an umbrella organization of legal practitioner across the country, has reiterated that Regmi must resign as the chief justice (CJ).
A two-day meeting of the national executive council, the supreme body of NBA, which concluded in Baglung on Saturday, endorsed the proposal that demands immediate resignation of Regmi as the head of judiciary. The meeting has issued a 19-point declaration.
The meeting participated by about 500 legal practitioners also demanded that the vacant posts of judges at the SC, appellate courts and district courts be filled as absence of has judges in courts have been affecting justice delivery. NBA has also criticized appointment of ad hoc justices at SC. Similarly, NBA has also demanded formation of truth and reconciliation commission in line with the Interim Constitution and the Comprehensive Peace Accord, 2006.
Similarly, NBA has urged the apex court to make necessary arrangements for easy access of media persons to SC related information. It has also suggested the SC to exercise restraint while dealing with contempt cases, which are filed on the basis of some news, against media organizations.
Addressing a press meet NBA President Hari Krishna Karki said, “Regmi has no alternative other than to resign as CJ. We have decided not to backtrack from our earlier stance on the issue.”
It has also urged the government to announce date for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election. “We ask the government to announce poll date at the earliest after creating environment conducive to election,” added Karki.
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