NBA’s concern over Joshi’s rejection


KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has said it is stunned over the rejection of Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi by the Parliamentary Hearing Committee from becoming Chief Justice.

The PHSC mocked the rule of law by disapproving the name of Joshi by two-thirds majority, reads a press release issued on Friday by NBA General Secretary, Khamma Bahadur Khati.

The PHC’s decision was the direct intervention on judiciary and it was planned attack on it, according to the NBA.

Meanwhile, Democratic Lawyers Association (DLA) Nepal has blamed the ruling parties for not approving proposed CJ Joshi with an intention of keeping judges under the control of executive body.

A press release issued by DLA Nepal accused the ruling parties of taking such decision on the basis of revenge without carrying out necessary investigation on Joshi. RSS