SC order on holiday plea

Kathmandu, November 19:

Responding to a writ petition, which was filed seeking the declaration of major Muslim festivals as public holidays and the formation of a Muslim Promotion Commission, the Supreme Court today issued show cause notices to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet, Speaker Subas Nembang and the Home Ministry.

The bench has given the authorities 15 days to respond to the demand of the writ petitioner.

A single bench of justice Gauri Dhakal issued the order. An advocate, Nur Mohammad, had filed the writ yesterday seeking an order to the government to respect rights of the Muslim community.