Kathmandu, June 9
The Supreme Court has halted the hearing of the petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives continuously from June 23.
A five-member constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana made the decision on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the court has also asked the government to explain why it dissolved the House.
The court, however, did not issue an interim order as demanded by the petitioners. If the interim order has been issued, the House would have been reinstated until the next decision.
Whereas over two dozen petitions have been filed against the move, the court decided that it would consider the petition filed by the opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba as the principal petition and others be included within this.
Amicus curiae sought
Meanwhile, the bench also sought four lawyers to assist them as amicus curiae, two each from Nepal Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association.
The court also allocated 15 hours each for petitioners’ and defendants’ sides for the final hearing that would begin on June 23, claiming it would want to finalise the hearing and issue the verdict as soon as possible.