SC order to govt on Badi people

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 20:

The Supreme Court today ordered government authorities to carry out study on government programmes regarding the promotion of the backward Badi community of western region in order to find out whether the programmes are effective.

The apex court ordered the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet, Home Ministry, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Local Development and Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare to form a study panel to probe the usefulness of the government-launched programmes.

The order was given by a Bench of Chief Justice Govinda Bahadur Shrestha, Justices Min Bahadur Rayamajhi and Balram KC, in response to a writ petition filed by an advocate for Pro Public, Tek Tamrakar against the authorities. The Bench told the authorities to submit the report to the apex court within a two-month period. It ordered the authorities to include representatives from the Women Children and Social Welfare and National Women’s Commission and National Dalit Commission in the panel.