Justices stress on independent judiciary

Kathmandu, March 27: Top leaders of major political parties have held discussions with Chief Justice (CJ) and justices of the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the form and structure of judiciary in the new constitution.

On the occasion, discussions were held regarding the Constitutional Court, term of the CJ, reappointment and appointment provision of the justices.

During the discussions, the justices urged the top leaders to pay attention to the independence of judiciary.

Similarly, justices have opined to not put clause for forming constitutional court in the new constitution.

Top leaders of the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and Madhesi Morcha, and members of dispute resolution subcommittee under the Constitutional Committee (CC) were present in the meeting.

After the meeting, Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel said, “Important suggestions and logics have been raised. We have taken the suggestions positively.”

Leaders have said that the suggestions offered by the justices will be discussed at the meeting of the dispute resolution subcommittee, leaders said.

Laxman Lal Karna of Sadbhavana Party said that the justices have offered suggestions in written form urging the political parties to pay attention to the independence of judiciary. RSS

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