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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate
KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.
Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.
Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.Follow @gorkhapost