Kathmandu, May 23:
Three separate writs were filed at the Supreme Court Wednesday against the government proposal seeking extension of the Constituent Assembly term by three months.
Advocate Balkrishna Neupane and one Bharat Mani Jangham filed a writ demanding a stay order on the constitution amendment process. They also demanded action on the government under the contempt of court provision.
Three lawyers Raj Kumar Rana, Chandra Lal Shrestha and Jagadev Chaudhari filed another writ making the same demands.
The third writ filed by advocate Kanchan Krishna Neupane also filed the writ with similar demand saying that the government move violated the Supreme Court order.
The defendants in the cases are Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Parliament and CA Secretariat, Speaker Subas Nembang, UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, among others.
Advocate Kamal Prasad Itani also filed a separate contempt of court case against the Prime Minister Bhattarai and Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula.
Meanwhile, Nepal Bar Association (NBA) strongly objected to the government move.
Organising a press meet, NBA president Prem Bahadur Khadka said the bid to forcefully add the tenure of the CA was meant to violate the constitution, the law and the verdict of the Supreme Court.