People from various walks of life protesting against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s move dissolving the House of Representatives, at Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, on Saturday.

The demonstration was organized under the banner of “mass civil movement against regression”.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had dissolved the House of Representative on the recommendations of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on December 20.

As many as 13 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against the dissolution and the Supreme Court has forwarded the writs to be discussed at the five-member constitutional bench of led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana.

The bench will conduct continuous hearing on the petitions from January 6.

On Friday’s hearing of the writs, the Constitutional bench issued a show cause notice to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers as well as the Office of the President within January 3.

The bench has sought original copies of the decision to dissolve the Lower House. The bench also ordered the apex court administration to seek original copies of the Parliament Secretariat record to determine the date and time of the registration of no-trust motion.

Similarly, the Constitutional bench ordered the Nepal Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association to send three and two amici curiae, respectively, to assist the bench in the case.

An amicus curiae (friend of the court) is someone who is not a party to a case who assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case.