SC issued show cause notice
The Supreme Court issued show cause notices to the government authorities seeking their explanation on their stance whether to promulgate a law to compensate kith and kin of those killed by the security forces.
A single bench of Justice Top Bahadur Magar, responding to a writ petition, issued the notices. The petition was filed seeking compensation from the government for the deaths of 17 road construction workers at the hands of the army.
The bench also said the SC would hear the case along with a similar case filed to seek compensation for the killing of a UML activist Umesh Chandra Thapa who has been named by the government as a martyr.
Justice Balram KC had already issued show cause notices to the government authorities to explain whether there is a need to promulgate a law to compensate such persons’ families