On Sunday, Nepal’s Supreme Court dismissed the royal rule-era Chief Secretary Lokman Singh Karki from his position as head of Commission for Investigation of Abuse Of Authority (CIAA).
Karki was appointed CIAA chief in May 2013 despite allegations that he suppressed the people’s movement. As news of Karki’s dismissal made headlines, people took to Twitter to congratulate the Supreme Court on the decision.
Lokman is gone , Supreme Court does it
— Shankar Tiwari (@shankarktm1) January 8, 2017
Congratulations to Supreme Court of Nepal for deeming Lokman Singh karki unfit for office…no need for impeachment i guess now
— Sulav Karki ?? (@SulavKarki) January 8, 2017
Hats off to Supreme Court for its HSTORICAL DECISION on LOKMAN Case.Lokman INELIGIBLE for CIAA CHIEF. SC did what Parliament couldn’t.Great!
— NKShresthaPrakash (@nksthaprakash) January 8, 2017
— Binod Dhakal (@BinodDhakal75) January 8, 2017
Finally #Lokman is gone.
— वृहस्पति (@tiwarijupiter) January 8, 2017
— Ratna Deep Lohani (@RatnaDeepLohani) January 8, 2017
A few others found Karki’s dismissal insufficient and demanded for action against those who appointed him in 2013.
Will there be reaction against those bullshit who appointed disqualified person on honourable post ? #lokman
— दिपिन काफ्ले (@kafle_dipin) January 8, 2017
— momo man (@MOM0man) January 8, 2017
— Damakant Jayshi (@damakant) January 8, 2017
However, a few others were hopeful that the sacking would lead to a positive change overall.
#Lokman लोडसेटिङ हट्यो । लोकमान हटे । अरू कुहिरो पनि हट्दै जानेछ ।
— Rajesh Kumar Aryal (@RjsAryal) January 8, 2017
End of Lokman’s excesses & abuse of power should give us an opportunity to reconstitute CIAA that fights corruption and respect rule of law.
— Ameet Dhakal (@ameetdhakal) January 8, 2017
This particular tweet cautioned on a possible reprisal if a similar appointment is made yet again.
Our leaders now pulling whiskers out of the dead tiger beware. Cats are said to have multiple lives n so may the big cats 🙂 #Lokman
— Prem Dhakal (@premdhakal) January 9, 2017
Whatever the case maybe, the Lokman saga has concluded, atleast for now.
Good Bye #Lokman 🙂
— bachu (@bachubaby) January 8, 2017