A writ petition has been filed with the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the government's decision to shut down border points and ban international flights preventing Nepali nationals abroad from returning home.
Advocates Mina Basnet and Madhav Basnet registered the petition on Monday, according to Deputy Spokesperson with the Apex Court Devendra Dhakal.
They have argued that the government by banning entry of citizens to their country instead of looking for them and making arrangements for treatment after rescuing them has violated the fundamental rights and human rights of every Nepali staying abroad, and accused it of treating the Nepalis abroad as animals.
"We have moved the honorable court with this application as our conscience did not allow us to remain mere spectator to such insensitive and illegal behavior," they have argued in the petition.
The government on Sunday had decided to shut down all border points with India and China for movement of people for a week starting from Monday. International flights were stopped effective from Sunday night.
It is not clear whether the petition will be heard or not. The courts across the country including the SC are shut down. Court sources confided that Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana will have to take a decision to consider the petition an essential one for its hearing.
Published Date: Tuesday, Chaitra 11, 2076, 11:08:00