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Nepal: Impeachment motion moved against Chief Justice Sushila Karki

The motion comes five weeks before she is to demit office on grounds of age.

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K P Oli with Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki. (Source: Supremecourt.gov.np)

Nepal’s first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki is all set to face an impeachment motion. Altogether 249 parliamentarians gave a notice for the impeachment on Sunday charging that she encroached into the jurisdiction of executive and that her conduct was not in confirmity with the office she held. The motion comes five weeks before she is to demit office on grounds of age. Established precedents demand her suspension from the post immediately.

The 64-year-old was automatically suspended from the post after the registration of the motion. Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Minister Bishwokarma and CPN (Maoist Centre) chief whip Tek Bahadur Basnet were among the lawmakers who registered the motion in the Parliament secretariat this afternoon.

As per the constitutional provision, an amendment motion can be filed in the parliament secretariat after securing the support of at least one-fourth of the total number of lawmakers.

Karki took charge as Nepal’s first woman Chief Justice on August 1 last year.

With PTI inputs