Take law classes from us, NBA tells Dr Giri

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 6:

Nepal Bar Association (NBA) president Shambu Thapa today advised the Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Tulsi Giri not to speak on rule of law and democracy and also called him to the NBA to take free classes on law. “He has no right to speak on rule of law and democracy because he was appointed unconstitutionally,” he said. Thapa’s comment came as a reaction to Dr Giri’s yesterday’s call to the protesting lawyers and the political parties to move the Supreme Court than taking to the street if they wanted revival of the dissolved House of Representatives. Thapa was speaking at a programme in Reporters’ Club Nepal today. “Giri has no right to teach us about anything and he is withdrawing money illegally from the state treasury of which I am also a regular tax payer,” Thapa added.

Thapa also invited Dr Giri to come in the NBA to take class about rule of law with free of cost.

“There are lot of senior advocates and advocates capable to teach him the ABCs of law. Even a young beginning lawyer can teach Dr Giri,” he added. Senior Advocate Shreehari Aryal also suggested Dr Giri not to try to teach lawyers on legal issues. Meanwhile, Attorney General Pawan Kumar Ojha, urged the lawyers to wear ‘sizeable coats’ while felicitating personalities who were recently given title of senior advocates by the Supreme Court. He also urged the lawyers to take into consideration the socio-cultural situation of the country while talking about rule of law.