Nepal’s Supreme Court issues show cause to govt over political rights to third gender


Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the government in response to a writ petition filed by an advocacy group for the third gender demanding political rights for the community members. The writ filed by Pahichan Nepal said that the existing electoral system has done injustice to the third gender. The petitioners, led by Maya Gurung, President of Pahichan Nepal, argue that key governmental bodies, including the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Federal Parliament, and the Election Commission, have inadvertently worked against the interests of the sexual minority community.

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