Chief Justice of Nepal Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha and Justice Hari Prasad Phuyal of Nepal presided over the proceedings in the Chief Justice of India’s court on Wednesday.
Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud extended a warm welcome to the distinguished Nepali judges and remarked, “I welcome the two very distinguished judges to our bench. One thing of interest to all our colleagues in the bar would be that Justice Hari Prasad was the Attorney General before his appointment to the bench of the Supreme Court.”
“I was just telling Justice PS Narasimha and Justice KV Vishwanathan that they would strike a particular chord with him. We will also have an Indo Nepal Exchange programme soon and invite delegations from the bar of Nepal soon,” added the CJI.
Justices Narasimha and Vishwanathan were elevated to the Supreme Court from the bar. Justice Phuyal, with 23 years of practice as a lawyer, was elevated to the Supreme Court of Nepal on April 19, 2019. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta highlighted the spiritual connection between India and Nepal.