SC scraps all writ petitions filed against Citizenship Bill

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday scrapped all the writ petitions filed against Citizenship Bill.

A constitutional bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki, Justices Mira Khadka, Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Ananda Mohan Bhattrai scrapped all the six writ petitions filed against the Bill.

The then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli brought the Bill on May 23, 2021.

Senior advocate Borna Bahadur Karki, advocates Bishnu Giri, Ram Bahadur Shahi, Kul Bahadur Bogati and deputy general secretary of the Maulik Jarokilo Party Laxman Pokharel filed the writs against the Bill.

The Office of Prime Minister and President were made the defendants.

Earlier on June 10, the Supreme Court had issued a directive directing the concerned authority not to implement the Bill.

 

 

 

 

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