Nepalese Bar Submits Note to CPN-Unified Socialist Calling for the Impeachment of Chief Justice Rana
Set to announce fifth phase of protest programs
CPN Unified Socialist President Madhav Kumar Nepal receives the memo submitted by the Nepalese Bar Association in Kathmandu on Sunday.
KATMANDU: The Nepalese Bar Association, which is campaigning to demand the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, delivered a memorandum to the ruling coalition partner CPN-Unified Socialist on Sunday.
Nepalese bar officials submitted the note to Socialist Unified President Madhav Kumar Nepal. The note includes the request to table an impeachment motion against CJ Rana in parliament.
On receiving the note, President Nepal told Nepalese Bar officials that he would discuss the crisis in the ruling party’s and coalition’s justice system.
Previously, the professional umbrella organization of all Nepalese lawyers had already attracted the attention of the ruling Nepalese Congress, the Maoist CPN-Center, the Janata Samajwadi Party, the Rastriya Janamorcha Party and other opposition parties, including the CPN-UML, on the matter.
The Nepal Bar Association has continuously held sit-ins at the Supreme Court, calling for CJ Rana’s resignation, since October 25. The fourth phase of the Nepal Bar protest ended last Friday and the umbrella organization of all lawyers is about to announce its fifth phase of unrest.
Earlier today, the Nepalese Bar called a meeting of the working committee to decide on the nature of the protest to be undertaken from Monday. “The meeting will discuss the model of the upcoming movement, and then the announcement will be made,” Nepal Bar Chairman Chandeshwor Shrestha said.