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Let jailbirds vote, SC tells govt

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Kathmandu, June 27

The Supreme Court has told the government to allow jailbirds to vote in the upcoming House of Representatives elections due to be held in November.

A single bench of Justice Sapana Malla Pradhan has ordered the government to include the names of people in prison and judicial custody on the voters’ list.

Malla’s order stated the government should also include prisoners and detainees for the purpose of their voting for the proportional representation system in the House of Representatives elections.

The government had included prisoners in the voters’ list during the 2008 and 2013 elections of the constituent Assembly.

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