Judges’ society puts off its conference

Kathmandu, October 3:

The Judges’ Society has postponed its conference scheduled for October 27 and 28.

“The Judges’ Society is thinking of holding the conference only after the promulgation of the interim constitution, but a formal decision in this regard will be taken only after Dashain,” a press release issued recently by society’s general secretary, Ishwor Khatiwoda, said.

“We judges, too, can contribute in democratic system by welcoming reforms in the judiciary; thus, we feel that there should not be any kind of hesitation for anyone with our discussion on any issues in such a conference,” the release said.

The Judges’ Society is ready to rethink about organising such a conference to oppose the move of the HoR to impeach certain judges. A group of judges strongly suggested CJ Dilip Kumar Paudel and the Judges’ Society led by senior most Justice of the Supreme Court Kedar Prasad Giri not to invite any confrontation with the House. The CJ has publicly criticised the MPs’ move to impeach judges.