SC to discuss HoR proclamation

The Supreme Court has decided to discuss the legal and constitutional status of the historic declaration of the parliament among Justices of the Supreme Court.

Speaking at a programme organized to mark the golden jubilee celebration of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel said that he will hold a discussion with justices of the Supreme Court on the recent declaration of the House of Representatives to find out whether the declaration is part of the constitution and whether it can curtail the apex court’s powers or not.

Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel also expressed commitment to drive the judiciary as per the aspirations of the sovereign people in view of the changed context and time.

"I would like to commit that the judiciary will proceed ahead as per the aspiration of the sovereign people for rule of law in view of the changed context; the Supreme Court will dispense justice as per the changed time and context," Poudel said.

The Supreme Court was first incepted in the country on May 22, 1956. The judiciary is celebrating May 22 (Monday) as the Golden Jubilee Day. The Apex Court has completed 150,000 cases during the period

To mark the occasion, the head of the country's judiciary on Sunday released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir published by the Supreme Court.

Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi said the apex court should immediately decide, how to reach to the people in the changed political context.

Meanwhile, Justice Anup Raj Sharma opined that the Supreme Court can test the constitutionality of the proclamation of the parliament. Talking to journalists at the Supreme Court on Sunday, Justice Sharma also asked parliamentarians whether the proclamation is the constitutional or a political decision.

In a historic decision, the reinstated House of Representatives on Thursday declared itself “supreme” and for the first time in the country’s history– drastically curtailed the royal powers.