Supreme Court issues a show-cause order on unified multilateral national action for the Suicide Prevention

On behalf of KOSHISH, Chairperson Shiva Ram Achhami, Executive Director Matrika Prasad Devkota and Advocate Sharmila Parajuli jointly filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the different bodies of Government of Nepal ( i.e. the Prime Minister and the Office of the Council of Ministers including Ministry of Home, Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Ministry of Health and Population and National Planning Commission) in the Supreme Court.

In the hearing of this Writ Petition, a single bench of the Supreme Court comprising Hon’ble Justice Hari Krishna Karki, issued a show-cause order to the government in which the petitioners had sought the following relief: Immediately formulate a unified multilateral national action plan in collaboration and coordination with all stakeholders for the practical implementation and enforcement of the right to a dignified life guaranteed by Article 16 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal by preventing and reducing the increasing number of suicides and loss of life from Federal to Local Level.

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