Monday, August 18, 2008

Supreme Court orders govt to provide relief to conflict victims
The Supreme Court (SC) has passed an order asking the government to provide compensation and relief to victims of conflict.
The apex court has asked the government to form a committee by including representatives of the victims and work as per its recommendation.
The court passed the order in response to a writ petition filed by victims demanding relief to over 60,000 who suffered from the conflict and many of whom were displaced.
The order was delivered by a bench comprising judges Balram KC and Tahir Ali Ansari.
The bench has asked the government not to back down from carrying out its duty towards protecting basic human rights.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Judge issued threat in court

A person threatened judge Bhola Nath Chaulagai not to issue an interim order on a murder case when hearing on the case was going on in the Baglung Court.Dhurb Pariyar of Narayansthan VDC threatened Chaulagai in the chamber, when the court was preparing to issue an interim order. "Pariyar threatened me, saying that the court detain the accused and not release him on bail," Chaulagai said.His threat violates the court's jurisdiction and endangeres judges' authority, Chaulagai said. Pariyar admitted that he threatened the judge. "I did so to pressure the court to probe the case in an impartial manner," he said. Relatives of Padam Bahadur Gautam, a murder suspect, also shouted slogans on the court premise, asking punishment for the guilty.Meanwhile, Baglung chapter of the Nepal Bar Association today condemned Chaulagai's act.