Writ filed at Supreme Court demanding order to justices to resume hearingsPetitioners say halt to habeas corpus writs hits fundamental right of the people in detention.
Seven individuals including three lawyers have filed a writ petition demanding the Supreme Court issue a mandamus order to the 15 justices to resume their hearings.
The Supreme Court, however, is yet to register the writ petition by advocates Krishna Prasai, Toyanath Dhungana and Kirtinath Sharma, among others.
“We have received the writ petition but the court will decide on Sunday whether to register it or not,” said Baburam Dahal, spokesperson for the Supreme Court.
The petitioners have demanded that the Supreme Court justices should not affect the justice delivery demanding resignation of the chief justice as there is the constitutional procedure to remove him.
“We have demanded the Supreme Court issue an appropriate order including mandamus in the name of 15 justices to resume their hearings instead of demanding resignation of the chief justice,” said advocate Krishna Prasai, one of the petitioners.
“There is a set provision for removing the chief justice from the Supreme Court. Therefore, the justices cannot halt justice delivery and affect service seekers.”
The petitioners also said the writs of habeas corpus were also affected by the ongoing protests of the justices which violated the fundamental right of the people in detention.