SC to decide case against House declaration on Friday

Kathmandu, September 18:

The Supreme Court today said it would decide on Friday whether or not to issue show cause notices to the government and the House of Representatives (HoR) to test the historic declaration of parliament passed on May 18.

Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma scheduled the date for the announcement of his decision after a hearing on the case today.

Sharma told lawyers that he would decide the case after examining evidence and written arguments produced before the bench. Separate writ petitions were filed by lawyers, including Achyut Prasad Kharal challenging the declaration of HoR.

Senior advocates Ganesh Raj Sharma and Krishna Prasad Bhandari, and advocates Bal Krishna Neupane, Trilochan Gautam and Jukti Jung Lamichhane pleaded on behalf of the petitioners, claiming that the House declaration was issued against the spirit of the 1990 Constitution and that the declaration cannot remain in force along with the 1990 Constitution.