Supreme Court asks written response from government on decision not to write Federal Democratic Republic NepalIn September the Cabinet had decided to refer to the country as Nepal for the sake of ‘uniformity’ inviting widespread opposition, including from parliamentary committee.
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to come up with a written response on its decision not to write Federal Democratic Republic Nepal as the country’s name.
A single bench of Justice Meera Khadka issued the order to the government on Thursday to come up with its written response within 15 days.
A Cabinet meeting of September 27 had decided to write the country’s name as N-E-P-A-L instead of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal to have uniformity in all the correspondence of diplomatic agencies.
Advocate Subba Shrestha had filed a writ petition against the government’s decision
The court has summoned both the parties of the case for discussion on December 14.
On November 9, the Parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee had also directed the government not to implement its decision to change the country’s official name.
Constitutional experts had also taken exception to the government’s decision claiming that it violated constitutional provisions.