NBA draws CJ's attention over stripping Joshee of responsibility

KATHMANDU: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) said its serious attention was drawn towards Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana’s act of removing Justice Deepak Raj Joshee from senior ranking, judicial council and constitutional council.

The act of denying bench to the senior-most justice is not only anti-constitutional and unlawful but is also against the principle of natural justice, stated a press release issued by NBA's general secretary Khamba Bahadur Khati.

NBA has demanded that Chief Justice Rana immediately withdraw his decision and act in a way that safeguards independent judiciary, rule of law, human rights, and justice.

The judiciary and Chief Justice should not work under pressure from any side in delivering justice, the press release states.