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President signs bills on basic rights

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 19, 2018-

President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated all the 16 bills related to fundamental rights on Tuesday.

Both the Houses of federal parliament had endorsed the bills on Sunday and sent to the President’s Office on Monday evening for approval.

Bhesh Raj Adhikary, chief personal secretary to the President, said the bills come into force from Wednesday as laws.

The Constitution of Nepal required the laws to be in place within three years since its promulgation on September 19, 2015. Articles 16 to 46 of the constitution provision fundamental rights.

House of Representatives Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara and National Assembly (NA) Chairman Ganesh Timilsina organised a joint press meet at Singha Durbar on Tuesday to divulge details about the bills.

Speaker Mahara said seven bills are being deliberated in the Lower House while three are in the NA. These include amendment to the widely criticised Criminal Code.

He said discussion on the bills would continue in the next session of Parliament if they don’t conclude this session.

NA Chair Timilsina defended the short-cut the federal parliament took to endorse the bills claiming that it was imperative as the bills were directly related to peoples’ lives. (PR)

Published: 19-09-2018 08:18

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