HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Friday said the Constituent Assembly had the authority to decide whether ethnicity-based federalism was suitable for Nepal and that the apex court did not see any reason to intervene. A single bench of Justice Girish Chandra Lal issued the order, upholding one-month-old rejection order of SC’s administration not to entertain a petition filed by a lawyer demanding that the apex court issue an order against the preparations of introducing ethnicity-based federalism. “Since CA is authorised to decide on federalism and its structure as per the theory of separation of power and checks and balances, constitutional doctrines and SC precedents, there is no need to reverse the decision taken by the apex court Registrar,” the bench stated. Joint registrar Nahakul Subedi had rejected a petition seeking SC order to CA, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to stall preparations to federate the country on the basis of ethnicity.