Nepal Bar Association’s five-day ultimatum for Chief Justice Rana’s resignation

File: Nepal Bar Association
File: Nepal Bar Association

Kathmandu, October 29

The umbrella organisation of Nepali lawyers, Nepal Bar Association has issued a five-day ultimatum demanding Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana’s resignation.

The ultimatum comes at a time when fellow justices at the Supreme Court have been boycotting hearing the cases with the same demand.

Of late, the stakeholders have demanded that Chief Justice Rana resign from his position as he has been accused of partnering with the executive on various occasions during the premiership of KP Sharma Oli and Sher Bahadur Deuba. But, Rana is adamant against the demand.

Hence, to put pressure on the chief justice, the association also has decided to stage a protest on the apex court premises from Sunday itself.

The association’s general secretary Leela Mani Paudyal says, “With such a big question raised against him, the right honourable chief justice should have resigned two days ago. We announced these programmes after he did not do so.”

“This is not our choice but compulsion.”

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