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Nepal: Petition for Muslim Public Holidays

(Dec. 2, 2007) It was reported on November 20, 2007, that the Supreme Court of Nepal, in response to a writ petition seeking that major Muslim festivals be declared public holidays and that a Muslim Promotion Commission be formed, had issued show cause notices to the Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet, Speaker Subas Nembang, and the Home Ministry. The authorities were given 15 days by the bench to respond to the writ petitioner. (SC Order on Holiday Plea, LEGAL NEWS FROM NEPAL, Nov. 20, 2007, available at