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Supreme Court continues hearing on HoR dissolution case


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 01, 17:01, Kathmandu
This image shows the Supreme Court in Ramshah Path Kathmandu in January 2021. Photo courtesy: Smile Killer

Hearing on the case related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been continued in the Constitutional Bench in Supreme Court today too. Former attorney general Agni Kharel has presented his arguments from the government (defendant)’s side.

The government attorneys completed presenting their arguments Wednesday while Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's personal lawyers began their arguments yesterday.

A total of 23 lawyers are scheduled to present their arguments from PM Oli’s side and some senior advocates have presented their arguments on Wednesday soon after the government attorneys completed their arguments.

A total of four and half hours remained for defending the case from PM’s side at the time of the report. Seven hours' time was given for defending. After the completion of PM Oli’s lawyers’ arguments, lawyers from the Speaker will get time to present their arguments on the bench for an hour.

After responding to the court’s queries by defendants then amicus curiae will begin their arguments on the case.

The hearing on the case is underway at the Constitutional Bench led by the chief justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana and comprising justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai.

Thirty writs were filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives. On May 22, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, dissolved the House of Representatives and fixed November 12 and 19 as the date for the mid-term election.

The writs seek to declare the President's decision as unconstitutional and illegal and to order the reinstatement of the HoR.

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