No public holiday on Fagun 1, clarifies Home Ministry

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification stating that there will be no public holiday on Fagun 1 (February 13) this year.

In a notice released today, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, the joint-secretary and spokesperson for the Ministry, conveyed that this decision is in accordance with the ruling of the Supreme Court.

Initially, the government had declared Fagun 1 as a public holiday, marking the anniversary of the CPN-Maoist-led public rebellion.

However, this decision was challenged in the Supreme Court, prompting the apex court to instruct the government to retract the holiday.

Subsequently, on February 8, the Council of Ministers officially resolved to annul the provision of a public holiday on Fagun 1 each year.

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