Govt destroyed judiciary: BNP
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday criticised the government for "destroying" the judiciary.
He said, "The total judicial system has been destroyed as the government made the judiciary partisan, creating instability in the sector."
The BNP leader made the allegation while addressing a discussion at Diploma Engineers Institution auditorium in the city.
National Democratic Party organised the meeting to commemorate the historic Farakka Long March led by Mowlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani during Bangabandhu's rule.
Fakhrul urged the people to resist the ruling government as was done against the Pakistani forces in 1971. "An united movement must be forged against those who made Bangladesh an ineffective state," he said.
He alleged the government made the judiciary partisan to implement their political agenda. They appointed judges in the Appellate Division by superseding 53 judges; even they appointed the chief justice the same way, he added.
Fakhrul also blamed the government for "failing to protect the country's interest," saying the present government signed a number of deals and treaties with the Indian government though Bangladesh could not achieve anything from these.
Shafiul Alam Pradhan, Sheikh Shawkat Hossain Nilu, Sadek Khan, and Mostafa Kamal Majumder, among others, spoke at the meeting with Golam Mortuza in the chair.