Keep people in centre while making law: experts


Kathmandu- Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has said people must be kept in centre while formulating laws. During an interaction organized by the Constitutional Watch Group and the Nepal Law Society on 'Rule of law, transparency and participation' here Monday, former chief justice Shrestha viewed the law is made for people, so it must cater justice to them. "Country should foster the culture of adherence to law so that people could be ensured justice," he said, adding that timely adjudication is equally important.

According to him, law should be made technology-friendly, but media trial on a case sub judice jeopardizes justice. On the occasion, Supreme Court Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla seconded former CJ Shrestha that media trial had negatively impacted independent judiciary. She underscored the need to earn public trust to restore the image of judiciary. All state organs can work by keeping in mind the balance of power. "We, judges, are aware to provide service in a convenient and prompt manner," she reminded.