Jan 13, 2018-Dr Govinda KC has said that he will make the Nepali judiciary a justice imparting body rather than a ‘justice selling’ body. He said so during a press conference organised to announce the end of his hunger strike at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Saturday.
Talking to mediapersons, the anti-corruption crusader demanded the resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli and warned that he will start yet another fast-unto-death if Parajuli doesn’t resign. Dr KC has leveled accusations against CJ Parajuli regarding the authenticity of his citizenship and School Leaving Certificate.
Dr KC started 14th hunger strike on January 8 after CJ Parajuli reinstated the sacked Institute of Medicine (IoM) Dean Dr Shashi Sharma to the post. Anguished by Parajuli’s decision, Dr KC had made provocative statement against the CJ which caused his arrest on contempt of court charge. He was later released without bail on January 10 after a huge public outcry.
Dr KC said that CJ Parajuli’s remarks that he has submitted his documents [citizenship and SLC certificate] to the Parliamentary Hearing Committee and that he doesn’t need to present them elsewhere, is a contempt of court and he should face action for it. According to KC, CJ Parajuli made such statement during the inauguration of Rukumkot District Court on Friday.
“Chief Justice making such remark at a time when the independent bench of the Supreme Court has stated that it would enquire with the District Administration Office regarding the controversy over Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli’s citizenship and consult with judicial council regarding his certificates is a contempt of court,” said Dr KC during the press conference, adding that he will launch another hunger strike if CJ Parajuli doesn’t comply with the court decision.