Monday, August 13, 2007

CJ Paudel Wants Independence of Judiciary

Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel on Sunday called for the protection of judicial independence."Only an independent judiciary can strengthen Lokatantra and everyone should keep this in mind," Paudel said at a programme organised by the council on Sunday to mark 14th Nepal Bar Council (NBC) Day.Paudel also called for good relations between the judiciary and lawyers for the rule of law and judicial independence.Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Narendra Bikram Nembang, said that the government is preparing to solve the problems facing the judges and court staffers in the Tarai. "The government is committed to solving the problems through peaceful ways. The government will opt for legal ways if the problems can be resolved through peaceful ways," he added.Attorney-general and chairman of the NBC, Yagya Murti Banjade, said lawyers can play a crucial role in maintaining the rule of law in the country. He also called for the implementation of the code of conduct of lawyers and stressed the need to make the legal practitioners more skilled.

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