The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has refused to immediately issue interim order on the writ petition challenging the government's decision to shut down border points and ban international flights preventing Nepali nationals abroad from returning home.
A bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi has hearing the petition has ruled that the court can decide whether to issue an interim order or not only after more discussion, and called both the sides for additional discussion.
It has also asked the government the reasons to shut down the borders.
The SC itself has stopped all services apart from emergency cases for 15 days due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocates Mina Basnet and Madhav Basnet had registered the petition on Monday.
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.
Published Date: Wednesday, Chaitra 12, 2076, 14:29:00