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Supreme Court orders to furnish Prez’s oath taking docs

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has has ordered to furnish the documents related to the oath of President Bidya Devi Bhandari and the then Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli’s date of birth.

Responding to the writ filed challenging the legality of the oath taking of President Bhandari by advocates duo Hemmani Subedi and Narayan Kharel on March 28, a single bench of Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise on Sunday issued a directive order to submit the documents.

The apex court has also ordered the President’s Office to send the copy of documents related to Parajuli’s resignation and acceptance to the court.

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Likewise, the SC has also ordered the Judicial Council to submit the copy of the documents related to Parajuli’s date of birth and retirement. The court has also asked for a copy of the recommendation of Parajuli for the post.

President Bhandari had taken the oath of office and secrecy from then Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on March 14. However, the Judicial Council had relieved Parajuli from his post sending a letter to him the same day.

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Supreme Court continues stay order against protest ban

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has decided to continue the short-term interim stay order on the government’s decision to ban public protests at key places, including Maitighar Mandala, in the city.

A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise on Monday has issued a verdict to this effect upon concluding a hearing on the writ filed against the government by Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi.

Advocate Tripathi had filed a writ petition on July 5 in the SC urging a stay order on the government’s decision to ban public rallies at Maitighar Mandala and other places in the city.

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Earlier on Friday(July 13), a division bench of Hari Krishna Karki and Dambar Bahadur Shahi passed the order, first issued on July 6.

On June 29, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had declared Maitighar Mandala as a protest free zone effective from July 15, reiterating the Kathmandu District Security Committee’s decision announced on April 13.

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