Writ petition challenges NCP registration

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 15, 2018-A group of advocates on Thursday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding that the registration of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) be scrapped.

Senior advocate Surendra Bhandari, advocate Indu Tuladhar and 11 others filed the writ petition demanding the apex court to quash the registration of the NCP at the Election Commission. They have argued that the decision of the Election Commission to register the party without fulfilling the legal provision of mandatory 33 percent women representation is against the constitution.

Bhandari said they had also demanded the SC to issue a mandamus order to all the parties to renew their registrations as per the constitutional and legal provisions. On June 6, the EC had registered the NCP, though the party did not fulfil the provision of 33 percent women representation in its central committee.

The petitioners have claimed that the decision of registering the party violates the constitution and provision of Political Party Registration Act.

The hearing on the writ has been scheduled for Sunday.

Published: 15-06-2018 07:16

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