The Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered co-chair of one of the factions of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to be present before the court to furnish a written response on the contempt of court cased filed against him for his recent public remarks on a case related to the dissolution of House of Representatives.

Advocate Samir Hayu had filed the case on January 31 at Supreme Court citing Dahal's January 22 speech at Maitighar while addressing a mass demonstration.

Advocate Hayu, in the writ, has stated that Dahal's speech was intended towards threatening and intimidating the court. The writ quotes Dahal as saying, "What I believe is that no one wants the country to get into a war situation, no one wants violence and terrorism in the country. I can't believe that the respected SC and respected justices will want the same. But, if Oli's authoritative move is not rectified by the court, we will bring hundreds of thousands of people on the road and the wrong decision will be rectified once again."

A single bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Sharma had ordered Dahal to file his response at the apex court within seven days.

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