The Supreme Court’s hearing on the writ case challenging the House of Representatives’ dissolution ended today. The case was heard by the Constitutional Bench, which included justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and was chaired by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana.
On July 12, the Court is expected to announce its decision in the case. A total of 30 writs have been filed in opposition to the House of Representatives’ dissolution. On the suggestion of the Council of Ministers, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives on May 22 and called mid-term elections for November 12 and 19.
The writs aimed to have the President’s decision declared unconstitutional and unlawful, and the House of Representatives reinstated as a result. The case’s hearing is ended now that both sides’ pleadings and amicus curiae have been completed.