Minister position for non-parliamentarian ‘close to’ chief justice causes uproar

https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/10/09/minister-position-for-non-parliamentarian-close-to-chief-justice-causes-uproar Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s decision to appoint Gajendra Bahadur Hamal, a district level leader of his party, Nepali Congress, a minister has created quite an uproar. Hamal is one of the 18 ministers appointed by Deuba on Friday, almost three months after he assumed office on July 13. Deuba gave the full shape… Continue reading Minister position for non-parliamentarian ‘close to’ chief justice causes uproar

Protest at Maitighar demanding justice

https://kathmandupost.com/visual-stories/2021/10/08/protest-at-maitighar-demanding-justice A group of 14 people, including 11 women, who arrived in Kathmandu from Nepalgunj on Wednesday seeking justice, have begun their protest at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu. Their demand is a fair investigation into the death of Nakunni Dhobi and the disappearance of Nirmala Kurmi. The group of local residents of Banke district in… Continue reading Protest at Maitighar demanding justice

A long and arduous walk for justice

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/08/a-long-and-arduous-walk-for-justice On Wednesday, 14 people, including 11 women, arrived in Kathmandu from Nepalgunj—walking all the way, over 500 kilometres. After being denied justice by local authorities, the group decided to march to the Capital, on foot, to hammer home but one point—they want justice. Their demand is fair investigation into the death of Nakunni Dhobi… Continue reading A long and arduous walk for justice

As chief justice comes under scrutiny, concerns grow if the rot has set in

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/05/as-chief-justice-comes-under-scrutiny-concerns-grow-if-the-rot-has-set-in Nepal’s judiciary has often courted controversy, despite it having its own glorious past. In recent years, the Supreme Court has been criticised for becoming a hotbed of corruption—even an internal report prepared by one of its justices says so—and a recruitment centre for political parties. Appointments of justices under political quota have become a… Continue reading As chief justice comes under scrutiny, concerns grow if the rot has set in

Nepali state has lied, once again, on transitional justice, conflict victims say

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/01/nepali-state-has-lied-once-again-on-transitional-justice-conflict-victims-say Nepal has lied, again, before the world. That’s what the theme of a letter the victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency have sent to Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations. Addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka said that the government… Continue reading Nepali state has lied, once again, on transitional justice, conflict victims say