Lawyers picket Judicial Council office demanding CJ Parajuli’s resignation

File: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli

Kathmandu, February 14

A group of lawyers on Wednesday picketed the office of Judicial Council in Pulchok of Lalitpur demanding that Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli resign owing to recent controversies about his date of birth and academic credentials.

The lawyers gathered in front of the office as CJ Parajuli was about to lead a meeting of the Council, which was scheduled to recommend justices and judges for the Supreme Court and various high courts and district courts.

Speaking at the demonstration, advocates Kapil Dev Dhakal and Yubaraj Banjade said the Chief Justice should step down as the controversies about him tainted the image of independent judiciary.

They demanded that the Council officially defend the charges labelled against him, if otherwise.

They also claimed that the Council should not recommend the justices now as the status of current government is just a caretaker one.

Published on February 14th, Wednesday, 2018 1:41 PM

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