People can question judiciary’s decisions, says Law minister

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 27, 2018-

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang has said that people can raise questions over decisions of the judiciary.

“We do not have a judiciary that people cannot question,” Minister Tamang said, while addressing a press conference organised on the occasion of his 100 days in office.

Minister Tamang has been expressing discontent over the Supreme Court decisions, especially when the apex court relieved the accused on meagre bail amount among others, saying that people have been questioning such decisions.

“All these questions being raised over the judicial decisions would be discussed in the Law Commission,” Minister Tamang said.

During the meeting, officials claimed that the ministry had finalised the drafts of 73 out of 110 laws necessary to be endorsed by Parliament before September 19.

Despite regular warning the line ministries have been delaying the draft of the necessary laws, especially the ones related to fundamental rights.

Minister Tamang had promised to present the draft of the laws on fundamental rights within mid-May, but they have not been presented yet. He has since set mid-July as the new deadline.

“We have been warning the line ministries time and again. If they need more time, the ministry would manage human resources to complete the task on time,” Minister Tamang said, adding that some 25 drafts are ready to be presented to the Cabinet for approval before tabling it at Parliament.

Besides, the ministry has also been studying the laws that contradicts with the constitution as all the contradictory laws would be annuled if they were not amended within a year after the Federal Parliament starts its function.

The Law Ministry has asked the line ministries to clarify the policies for the draft of the laws while the ministry and the Law Commission have drafted some necessary laws.

Published: 27-06-2018 07:41

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