Govt doesn’t believe independence of judiciary: Moudud
BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed today said the government’s stance against the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution proves it “does not believe in independence of the judiciary”.
“The government does not believe in independence of the judiciary that it has been proved through its stance. It will have to pay heavily for this in future,” Moudud, also a former law minister, warned.
Claiming that the government has challenged the apex court verdict on 16th amendment to the constitution, Moudud said the main target of the government is to keep the judiciary “under its grip” by putting pressure in many ways.
Blaming the government for “establishing control on the lower court”, Moudud said the Supreme Court has shown a ray of hope in people’s mind when the countrymen have been “deprived of justice from the lower court”.
“We got stunned as several ministers and senior leaders of the ruling Awami League have gone crazy to build up people’s opinion against the Supreme Court verdict on the 16th amendment,” he added.
He also criticised the Law Commission Chairman ABM Khairul Haque for his role against the verdict and said he (Khairul) has destroyed the country’s brightest future by giving controversial judgments on several national issues.
“Khairul Haque is a dishonest and shameless man. We feel shame as such person was our chief justice,” Moudud said.
He was addressing a function held at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters seeking immediate cure of the party chief Khaleda Zia who is now staying in London for treatment purpose.