Four former chief justices of Nepal submitted a written statement at the Supreme Court in the case of contempt of court, arguing that the application is ipso facto to be void in the first eye.
The former chief justice Min Bahadur Raimajhi, Kalyan Shrestha, and Sushila Karki have submitted written statements jointly and former chief justice Anup Raj Sharma has separately submitted on Sunday, Falgun 3, 2077 (February 14, 2021). They appeared in front of the Supreme Court and submitted written statements themselves.
After the House of Representative Dissolution, they had issued a joint press statement on Push 24, 2077 stating that the act of House of Representative dissolution by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is unconstitutional and Supreme Court should be declared void. The applicant of Contempt of Court case, Lochan Bhattarai urged that the joint press statement issued by four former chief justice may be influenced in the sub-judice case of House of Representative dissolution, which is now being hearing in the Supreme Court.
They strongly believed that this statement is not an attempt to contempt of court. We did a study of the constitution, made a perception about that, and express the opinion analysis is the fundamental rights of the general public, therefor enjoyment of the fundamental rights does not violate the judicial process stated in this statement.
The matters of House of Representative dissolution is the public interest and public concerning issues, rather than parties of the petition file in the Supreme Court, thus every citizen, society, and the entire country are the interest group of this government decision. Furthermore mentioned in the statement that ‘House of Representatives Dissolution is a public concern to be considered as a matter of public interest, they have rights to defend against the government unconstitutional decisions.
The hearing on the case of dissolution of the house of representatives in the Supreme Court of Nepal has been continuing till the date of the publishing of this article. The case is being heard by a five-member of justice Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of Nepal led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabara. The amicus curiae started pleading from today who have appointed by SC Nepal. The SC will give its final verdict after heard amicus curiae.
Fifteen petitioners including advocate Santosh Bhandari, advocate Kanchankrishna Nyaupane, senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi, NCP leader Dev Prasad Gurung.