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Civil society slams CA extension proposal

KATHMANDU : Human Rights and Civil Society has seriously objected to the government proposal for extending the Constituent Assembly (CA) term stating that the government move was a contempt of court and challenges the principles of power separation and independence of judiciary.

Issuing a press statement today, the Society has objected to the decision and said that the news of CA term extension has added to further doubts and uncertainty regarding the promulgation of new constitution despite the pledges of top leaders of the major political parties.

Civil society leaders Surya Prasad Shrestha, Prof Kapil Shrestha, Purnakant Adhikari, Charan Prasain, Dinesh Tripathi, Purushottam Dahal and Dr Sundarmani Dixit have urged the CA, government, political parties and leaders to forge consensus in the thorniest issues to promulgate the constitution at the earliest based on democracy, rule of law and human rights.

The civil society leaders have also urged the responsible leaders not to deliver speeches that destabilize existing ethnic and social harmony, and fraternity in the country. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | 03:35 AM

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