Bar Association demands resignation of Chief Justice

KATHMANDU: Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella body of lawyers across the country, has demanded resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana.

A meeting of the Bar Association held on Monday concluded that the judiciary could not be operated under the leadership of Chief Justice and urged him to tender his resignation immediately.

The Bar Association was of the opinion that it would be better for Chief Justice Rana to step down from his post, accusing him of seeking his share in the Cabinet and not taking initiatives to reform the judiciary among others.

Meanwhile, the Bar Association has also decided to stage protests if he does not resign from his post promptly.

According to an official, the Bar Association will hold talks with advisors and former chairmen to take further decisions tomorrow.

Earlier, the 14 justices of the Supreme Court had boycotted the full court meeting summoned by Chief Justice Rana.



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