SC show cause on non-implementation of women's inclusive representation

08/18/2017

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has issued show cause order to the government as to why the provisions on ensuring 33 per cent inclusive participation of women in every state organs were not implemented in the country.
A single bench of Justice Purusottam Bhandari issued the order to respond to the pertinent question posed by the SC to government within 15 days.
The apex court in the country is to look into this issue with utmost priority.
The new Constitution of Nepal has provisioned inclusive and proportionate representation of women in all state organs projecting it as a fundamental right.
Senior advocate Purnaman Shakya and advocates Dr Chandrakant Gyawali, Meera Dhungana, Bikash Bhattara and Binod Karki among others had argued that the policy of proportionate inclusive participation of women was not effectively enforced in the Council of Ministers and other organs of the State.
Advocate duo Binita Karki and Prasanna Krishan Das had filed a writ at the SC demanding court ruling to ensure proportionate inclusive representation of women in all the state organs. RSSĀ 

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