Govt scraps three royal ordinances
The cabinet meeting of the government held at the Prime Minister's residence on Tuesday annulled some of the royal ordinances promulgated by King Gyanendra, since the Oct.4, 2002 royal move.
Minister for Land Reforms and Management Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary told journalists of the decision after the meeting concluded. Final details of the meeting are yet to be made public.
With this decision, some of the ordinances that also include "ordinance to amend some laws related to media", "general administration ordinance" and "ordinance of NGO Code of Conduct" have been made invalid.
Months after the controversy and protests, the King in October last year, had promulgated an ordinance to amend some laws related to the media, imposing severe restrictions on the free press.
The government has, however, not mentioned the number of ordinances annulled.
Talking to journalists following the meeting, Minister for Finance Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat said, "The government scrapped some objectionable ordinances."