Thursday, August 25, 2005

SC Starts Hearing on House Revival Plea

Kathmandu, Aug 25-The Supreme Court is to start hearing on a review plea filed seeking reinstatement of the dissolved House of Representatives this reports
An eleven-member special bench, comprising Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel and justices Kedar Prasad Giri, Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Ram Nagina Singh, Anup Raj Sharma, Ram Prasad Shrestha, Khil Raj Regmi, Sharada Prasad Pundit, Sharada Shrestha, Arjun Prasad Singh and Hari Jung Sijapati will look into the case. According to the Supreme Court Registrar, Dr Ram Krishna Timalsena, the bench will look into the case in the afternoon.
The bench will decide whether or not to schedule a full hearing on the case. Advocate Dhruba Koirala had filed the review plea seeking reinstatement of the House of Representatives, which was dissolved by the King on may 22, 2002 as per the recommendation of the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The apex court had upheld the House dissolution on July 6, 2002.
An 11-member bench, including the then Chief Justice Keshav Prasad Upadhayaya, had said that it was the prerogative of the Prime Minister to dissolve the House.

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