Secularism fundamental to constitution: CJ
Secularism is one of the fundamental principles of the country's constitution, as its people are non-communal by nature, Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain said yesterday.
He said lawyers had a very important role to play in order to ensure the development of this non-communal spirit and human and fundamental rights of all people.
Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and people of other religions are amicably living in Bangladesh, he told the reunion of Bijaya 2012 at Supreme Court Bar Association.
The chief justice said religious festivals like eids, Durga Puja, Buddha Purnima, and Christmas Day had been part of the country's culture.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said religious rituals could not be performed peacefully if congenial and democratic environment did not exist in society.
The programme was attended by most judges and lawyers of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.