Kathmandu, 12 August: The government of Nepal has warned that it will scrap the registration of Nepal Red Cross Society, a constituent of the international Red Cross movement that operates as a nongovernment organisation in Nepal.
Since a year or so, the humanitarian organisation has been dragged in a controversy regarding the legality of its executive committee led by Sanjeev Thapa. Accusing the committee of getting involved in corruption and not abiding by the government’s directives, the Kathmandu District Court had earlier dissolved the panel and formed an ad hoc committee. However, Thapa had moved the Supreme Court against the decision to dissolve the committee. The bench of Justice Prakash Man Singh Raut stayed the District Administration Office’s decision, but the government filed an appeal against the interim order. The court is yet to respond to the appeal.
People’s News Monitoring Service