NBA divided on controversy about CJ Parajuli

The organization of legal professionals Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has also been divided in the ongoing dispute between Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli.
The dispute has come to the fore after Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, the next in line to succeed Parajuli as CJ, boycotted the full bench led by CJ Parajuli for hearing the contempt of court cases against Dr Govinda KC and Kantipur.
A group of NBA issued a press statement Monday evening and condemned the boycott of Rana, and called it against the code of conduct. The press statement was issued by NBA President Sher Bahadur KC and General Secretary Khamma Bahadur Khati.
Vice President Usha Malla Pathak, and members Bishnu Basyal and Krishna Angdembe have issued a counter statement on Tuesday claiming that the Monday’s statement was issued on the basis of majority without discussing with all the members.
They have deemed that the statement issued on Monday on the basis of majority to support CJ Parajuli will adversely affect building of a strong, capable and independent judiciary.
NBA president KC, general secretary Khati and others had met CJ Parajuli on Monday before the NBA meeting that eventually decided to issue the press statement.



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