The Supreme Court on April 1 has issued an interim order on the implementation of the Ordinance on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), saying that some of its provisions contradicted the provisions of Interim Constitution.
A single bench of Justice Sushila Karki issued the order until another hearing where both the plaintiff and the defendants need to be present to decide on whether a further stay is required.
The bench also asked the defendants to furnish a written clarification as to why the ordinance was promulgated.
Earlier on March 24, an alliance of conflict victims had jointly filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the recently enacted ordinance to establish a Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Person as well as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The petitioners demanded nullification of four articles and demanded amendment to the ordinance.Online Desk