Kathmandu, Sept 29-A contempt of court case was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court against the vice-chairmen of the Council of Ministers Dr Tulsi Giri and Kirtinidhi Bista accusing them of disobeying the SC’s order to the government to promulgate necessary laws to provide facilities to disabled and people from backward communities. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Niranjan Kumar Thapa and Minister for Education and Sports Radha Krishna Mainali have also been made defendants in the case.
This is the third contempt of court case filed against Dr Giri and second against Bista and the other two ministers. Chairman of the Indigenous Human Rights Concern Centre, Deepak Kumar Rai, and its general secretary, Shree Prasad Budathoki, jointly filed the petition.
The petitioners claimed government did not pay sufficient attention to implement the SC directive. The SC 11-month ago had directed the government to promulgate necessary laws to provide facilities to the disabled from the current fiscal year. “The government neither promulgated the laws nor provided any facility to the people concerned in the case,” the petitioners added.