A single bench of Justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada handed the order today in response to six writ petitions filed against the measure.
However, the bench did not impose an interim order, as requested by the petitioners, prohibiting the new ministers from performing their duties until the final verdict was issued.
The hearing today was conducted via video-conferencing, a technique that the court has just lately begun to employ in light of the widespread coronavirus illness.
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