Saturday, April 17, 2021

Amicus Curiae Member Pathak raises objection during hearing


Kathmandu, 15 January (2021) - Geeta Pathak Sangroula, member of the amicus curiae convened by the Supreme Court (SC) in cases against dissolution of House of Representatives, has demanded that all five members should be allowed to give their opinions to the bench.

Senior Advocate Badri Bahadur Karki, on behalf of the amicus curiae, provided suggestions to the constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana on Friday.

He suggested that the same bench can hear the cases but the number of justices need to be increased.

Advocate Pathak raised objection when justice said that all the arguments have ended.

"Either you hear no one or hear all five members' suggestion," Pathak said. She represents SC bar in the amicus curiae.

The court is expected to finalize the decision to hear the writ petitions against disbandment of parliament in the constitutional bench or send them to extended full bench.