‘Harbour no prejudice against judiciary’

Kathmandu, May 8

Acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki today said nobody should harbour prejudice of any kind against the judiciary.

Addressing a programme organised on the premises of the Supreme Court to mark Law Day, the acting CJ said the judiciary needed to work as an independent body.

People’s faith reposed in judiciary is its heritage and therefore it is committed to living up to people’s expectations, she argued.

Karki said the judiciary would intensify its efforts to promote values of independent judiciary and ensure people easy access to justice.

She said the judiciary had been undertaking various reforms and had launched third five-year strategic plan, which had helped judiciary clear its backlog.

Karki said the judiciary had started providing basic services within an hour. She said the judiciary was committed to making the service of court-appointed lawyers more effective.

Stating that the judiciary’s works alone were not enough to make service delivery effective, she urged all stakeholders to help the judiciary.