Nepal Supreme Court quashes writ against declaring republic

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Kathmandu, Jun 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court of Nepal today quashed a writ petition seeking to scrap the decisions taken by the Constituent Assembly including declaring Nepal a republic on May 28.

A single bench of Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma dismissed the petition ruling that the Constituent Assembly procedures cannot be halted because of the delay in the appointment of 26 members of the Constituent Assembly as per the interim constitution.

Advocate Ram Kumar Ojha had filed writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking to scrap the Constituent Assembly decision of abolishing the monarchy and declaring Nepal a republic on the grounds that the decision was taken without the appointment of 26 members of Constituent Assembly to be nominated by the Cabinet.

Nepal's Constituent Assembly had declared the nation a republic, ending the 240-year-old monarchy in the Himalayan nation.

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