News digest: Domestic Politics and Governance (November 11 to 17, 2021)

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The Nepal Bar Association has decided to not hear habeas corpus cases in order to protest against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, demanding his resignation. 19 Supreme Court justices are also part of the protest. The Supreme Court has not heard any cases except for habeas corpus cases since October 25.

Four justices started hearing cases other than habeas corpus cases starting from November 16, refusing to attend a meeting of the Nepal Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association who were protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana.

The government has delayed the scrapping of the Poverty Alleviation Fund since three years and employees have not received salaries since mid-July. The Poverty Alleviation Fund currently has 13 employees, of which seven are working on a contract basis.

The Congress ward convention scheduled for October 12. Although the ward convention was scheduled to be held on October 12, the convention could not be held due to the absence of the election official.

Upendra Yadav, party chair of Janata Samajbadi Party, has been demanding the review of the electoral system, federal structure, and judicial system of Nepal, claiming that the country cannot progress without carrying out these reviews.

Two committees have been formed for the UML General Convention delegates from Kailali Constituency No. 2. Earlier, UML Kailali District Chairman Ratan Thapa’s party said that the committee formed against the party was against the constitution.

A meeting of the Election Committee is scheduled to be held to coordinate the complaints from different districts and the places where the election could not be held. Conventions have not been held in wards of Sindhupalchowk and Rasuwa.

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