• Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Impeachment provision to politicise judiciary: Bar chief

Star Online Report
Khandaker Mahbub Hossain
Khandaker Mahbub Hossain

Terming the charter amendment move to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges an 'ill attempt', Supreme Court Bar Association chief today alleged that the government is doing it "to completely politicise the judiciary".

The government has taken the initiative to with a view to keeping the judges in panic and bringing the judiciary under the administration "the way it was done in 1974", Khandaker Mahbub Hossain said at a press briefing.

He met journalists at his office at the Supreme Court building after a meeting with current and former SCBA leaders over waging an anti-government movement for "protecting rule of law in the country".
The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of 16th amendment to the constitution to restore the parliament’s authority to impeach the SC judges for misconduct and incapacity.

SCBA leaders including Moudud Ahmed, Rafiqul Islam Mia, Zainul Abedin, AJ Mohammad Ali, Bodruddiza Badal and AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon held a meeting with Mahbub Hossain in the chair to set their next course of action.

Replying to a query after the meeting, Khandker Mahbub, also an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, blamed former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque for the political confrontation arising over the debate of caretaker government provision saying that he had abolished the provision.

He said the SCBA would wage a movement along with the people irrespective of political affiliations and views for establishing rule of law.

Published: 5:52 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last modified: 9:17 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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