Writ petition challenges ambassadorial nominationsPetitioners say recent nominations have ignored principles of inclusion and call for new nominations.
A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding that the nominations for ambassadorial positions be made on the basis of principles of inclusion.
Advocates Mohna Ansari, Shailendra Prasad Ambedkar, Raksha Ram Harijan, Yam Kumari Dadel and Rahul Kumar Rajak of Rautahat have jointly filed the writ petition on Friday.
The writ petition has come at a time when the Parliamentary Hearing Committee has asked the public for complaints against ambassadorial nominees.
“We have demanded that the Supreme Court issue an interim order to stop all the process of ambassadorial appointment including the parliamentary hearing,” said Shailendra Prasad Ambedkar, one of the petitioners. “Since the nominations violate constitutional provisions including Article 283, we have demanded the court quash the nominations and the government make new nominations in line with the principles of inclusiveness and proportional representation.”
Advocate Ambedkar said their writ petition will be heard on Monday according to apex court officials.On April 7, the government had recommended 20 ambassadors for as many countries. Among the 20 nominees three–Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, Dan Bahadur Tamang and Milan Tuladhar were from indigenous nationalities and one–Ram Suraj Raya Yadav– from the Madhesi community.