Public trust is judiciary’s power: President Bhandari


NEPALGUNJ, March 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said all Nepalis should be one on securing the national goal of economic prosperity together with political stability further building on the historic political achievements.

Inaugurating the All Nepal Law Professionals National Conference organized by Nepal Bar Association here today, President Bhandari said the Association has played a laudable role in the country’s democratization process.

“The law professionals need to play more crucial role in constitution’s implementation, increasing citizen’s access to justice and achieving political stability to keep on safeguarding the historic achievement of constitution formulation in the contemporary world political scenario,” the Head-of-the-State said.

She said the latest events that have taken place in the judicial sector are of serious nature and the conference’s attention should be drawn towards this. The role of the law professionals in further strengthening the judiciary’s traditional image would be important.
Noting that the judiciary’s power was the public trust, President Bhandari said all sides should work towards enhancing the international prestige of Nepal’s judiciary through uniformity in the interpretation of the constitution and the law.

The President also said that the law professionals should play the role of facilitators in the enforcement of laws. “The law professionals should seek their role in accordance with the spirit and principle of ‘Let a hundred guilty be acquitted, but one innocent should not be convicted’,” the President stressed.

Chief Minister of Province No. 5, Shankar Pokhrel said that the Association should establish itself as an advocate of the rule of law.

Former parliament speaker Subas Chandra Nembang said the interference of none would ever be acceptable on the Constitution of Nepal. “We will amend the constitution as per the spirit of the Nepali people and the call of time,” he added.

NBA president Sher Bahadur KC presided over the inaugural program which was also addressed by Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi, Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel, federal and provincial lawmakers, and the Association’s central vice-president Shalikram Sapkota and general secretary Khamba Bahadur Khati, among the distinguished persons.
On the occasion NBA president KC presented souvenir to the President, the Chief Minister and the former House Speaker.

Papers on 10 different topics would be presented and discussed in the conference that will conclude on Sunday. The conference is also scheduled to issue the Nepalgunj Declaration’.
Three thousand law professionals from across the country are taking part in the conference. RSS