Supreme Court: Justices resume the hearing of habeas corpus petitions

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Kathmandu, November 1

Supreme Court justices who had refused to hear cases demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana have agreed to partially end their strike on Monday. Accordingly, they have begun the hearing of habeas corpus petitions at the apex court.

The justices made an agreement to hear the selected cases following a meeting of CJ Rana on Sunday afternoon.

Accordingly, Rana has distributed habeas corpus petitions among six benches including two single benches.

Rana, who was forced to hear all cases all alone for the past few days due to the justices’ strike, has not assigned any case to his own bench today.

Meanwhile, the protest of the Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella organisation of Nepali lawyers, demanding the chief justice’s resignation has continued at the Supreme Court on Monday also.

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.

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