Bar flays Maoist for dissent against SC

Kathmandu, March 27:

The Nepal Bar Association today strongly criticised the UCPN-Maoist and its sister organisations for staging protests against the Supreme Court’s interim order to reinstate the eight generals. The Maoists had burnt effigies of the Supreme Court justice as a protest against the judgement. “This is an attack on the independence of the judiciary,” the NBA said in a press statement, adding, “The NBA warns the Maoists to maintain self-restraint on such issues.”

The NBA asked the government and parties concerned to stop bringing judicial issues to the streets. “Verdicts and judgment of the Supreme Court can be discussed in an academic manner”, the release stated. In a separate meeting, the Supreme Court Bar Association, Appellate Court Bar Associations of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kavre also condemned the Maoists.

They asked the government to maintain rule of law and protect the independence of the judiciary. “These activities are against the norms and values of independent judiciary and must be stopped at any cost,” stated separate press releases issued they the bar units.

HURON flays protests

KATHMANDU: Human Rights Organisation of Nepal (HURON) on Friday expressed serious concern about a Maoist demonstration against the SC and participation of central committee members of Unified CPN-Maoist and Constitutional Assembly members in the demonstration. In a press statement, HURON said raising voice against the SC decision to stay government’s decision not to extend the tenure of eight brigadier generals of the Nepali Army was against rule of law and legal

supremacy. — HNS