By admitting a Special Leave Petition that seeks the setting up of a ‘National Court of Appeal’ to hear routine appeals in civil and criminal matters from the High Courts, the Supreme Court has signalled its WILLINGNESS to GRAPPLE with a question that has been raised unsuccessfully in the past.
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s just-concluded six-day visit to India has come at an important JUNCTURE. The visit came after months of TURMOIL in the Madhes, or plains, region of Nepal following protests demanding a more federal framework in the new Constitution. India had TACITLY backed the AGITATION, which resulted in avirtual BLOCKADE and a shortage of essential supplies in Nepal.