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“MANDAMUS WRIT ISSUED FOR CONTRACEPTION: A commendable step towards ensuring Reproductive Health rights.”

August 15, 2017

In response to writ filed by Manju Tamang and Bisnu Maya Tamang, along with Justice for all and FWLD and other organizations jointly, the Supreme Court Division Bench comprising Honorable Justice Om Prakash Mishra and Honorable Justice Sharada Ghimire has recently issued an order of mandamus directing the government to ensure quality contraceptive services, means of contraception, and availability of information in that matter. The order has now ensured the rights of every woman to have self determination regarding pregnancy, number of children and child spacing. The order has also recognized right to contraception as in integral part of the reproductive health and is significant in providing guideline to the process of passing bill on reproductive health.
The pleading for the final hearing was done by Adv. Sharmila Shrestha and Adv. Sabin Shrestha.
This order will have a substantive importance in ensuring reproductive health rights of women.