Friday, June 17, 2005

SC quashes petition against ordinances
Kathmandu, June 17 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, pronounced that promulgation of an ordinance time and again is "constitutional" in the absence of a functioning parliament.
The pronouncement came when it quashed a writ petition that sought the court to issue an order to the government to stop promulgating ordinances repeatedly to end the present rule through ordinances. The writ petition had also sought nullification of all the ordinances in existence.
The court said that promulgation of ordinances is unconstitutional if it is done by cheating the parliament or at a time when there is parliament.
A special Bench of Justices Dilip Kumar Paudel, Chandra Prasad Parajuli and Min Bahadur Rayamajhi quashed the writ petition filed by advocates Gopal Krishna Ghimire and Raja Ram Dhakal.
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