KATHMANDU: Media person Rupa Sunar, who had filed a case against a house owner for caste-based discrimination, has registered a writ petition at the Supreme Court on Sunday demanding that Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha be removed as a minister for interfering the investigation of her case misusing his authority.
Sunar, who works at Image Channel, had filed a case against the House owner Saraswoti Pradhan on June 17 for refusing to rent out rooms of her House after knowing her caste and therefore police had arrested her on June 20.
After detaining for three days she was released after the Kathmandu district attorney’s office said the investigation on the case was not complete. Then Minister for Education, Science and Technology Shrestha had reached the Metropolitan Police Circle Singhadurbar and dropped Pradhan to her home on June 23.
“For affecting the serious case of caste-based discrimination by misusing his power and resources even by reaching to the police circle the Education Minister should be sacked and action should be taken as per the law,” Sunar states in her writ petition which was registered at the Supreme Court.
She has made District Attorney’s Office Babarmahal Kathmandu, Metropolitan Police Circle Singhadurbar and Saraswoti Pradhan–the house owner as defendants besides Minister Shrestha.
According to Kishor Poudel, the communication expert of the Supreme Court Sunar’s writ has been registered and court has given priority to it and therefore the case will be heard on Monday.