Thursday, June 16, 2005


Violation of the court orders isn't a good sign

Kathmandu june 17-Speaking in an interaction program on "International Cooperation for Rule of Law and Peace Building" organized by Kathmandu School of Law,British Ambassador to Nepal Keith Bloomfield has said that rule of law and democracy is the key issue for a peaceful solution of conflicts.
the British envoy said, "When authorities challenge the order of the Supreme Court, it is not a good sign for the country."On Nepal, Bloomfield said the deliberate attack on the judicial system by undermining its authority and impartiality, corruption, and criminality and terrorism are the major obstacles for the rule of law in Nepal.

Maoists violated the Geneva Convention -NBA

Kathmandu, June 16 - Maoists violated the Geneva Convention and national and international humanitarian laws in the Madi massacre in which 37 civilians and three security personnel were killed and 72 people injured when a passenger bus hit a land mine according to the Nepal Bar Association (NBA).The report was made public on Wednesday. It has also condemned the Maoists for the tragic incident. According to the report, security forces, too, are responsible for the massacre as armed security forces were on board the passenger bus. "Though the Maoists have apologized and regretted the incident, it is not sufficient; they should carry out their own investigation and book the culprits," said Senior Advocate Bishwa Kant Mainali, who led the NBA team to Madi to report on the tragedy. Similarly, the NBA has demanded that the government provide compensation to the families of the deceased, and free treatment for the injured. The NBA has also urged the government and Maoists to fully observe the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian laws. Meanwhile, the NBA has condemned the killings of the families of Armed Police Force personnel in Dhangadi, Tuesday.

SC issues show cause notice

Kathmandu june 14-The Supreme Court Tuesday issued a show cause notice over the preventive orders issued by the Kathmandu District Administration Office in parts of the capital city.
writ petition filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi. Tripathi in his writ argued that the preventive orders were in violation of the right of the general public to assemble in public places peacefully.The court also summoned the Home Ministry and the Kathmandu DAO at a hearing on June 20, which will decide whether to issue an interim order against the DAO’s decree.
The DAO had in a decree last month banned rallies and gatherings in some places in the city including the Royal Palace area and around Singh Durbar.

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