ANANTA RAJ LUITEL
KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the implementation of recent agreement signed between Nepal and India to upgrade the immigration system at Tribhuvan International Airport and set up Indian immigration check-posts at Lumbini and Pashupatinagar.
A single bench of Justice Tarka Raj Bhatta issued the order following a hearing today.
The agreement was signed by the Home Secretaries of Nepal and India on June 1, 2013 in order to upgrade the immigration system at the country's only international airport in the Capital and set up Indian immigration offices the two bordering cities.
“Don’t take any action in regard to the Clause 21 which is related to the upgrade of Tribhuvan International Airport and the Clause 25 in regard to set up of Indian immigration check-posts at Lumbini and Pashupatinagar. But maintain the status quo,” the bench stated.
The bench justified the stay order saying there was a need for the apex court intervention as per Section 41(1) of the Supreme Court Rules, 1992.