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Supreme Court issues directive order to allow Nepali migrants to vote

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has issued a directive order for the External Voting Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers.

A joint bench of Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Purushottam Bhandari issued the directive order in the name of Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) and other ministries concerned including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Election Commission.

Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ) had filed the Public Interest Litigation Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court on April 27, 2017 demanding the legal mechanism to ensure the voting rights of Nepali migrant workers abroad.

The top court of the country, considering the significance of the case, had issued the show cause notice on the case on May 4, 2017 and the case was placed under priority hearing.

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Over 4 million Nepali voters are said to be living in 110 different countries.

The directive order issued by the Supreme Court would provide an opportunity for the Nepali migrant workers abroad to take part in the Public affairs of their nation and choose their representatives.

Advocates Barun Ghimire, Anurag Devkota, Hari Phuyal, Alok Pokharel and Kedar Dahal argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the applicant organization.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists





DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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