Khaleda summoned following sedition suit
A Dhaka court today summoned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on March 3 over the sedition suit filed for her comment on the number of Liberation War martyrs.
Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed Talukder passed the order after recording the statement of the case filed by Momtaz Uddin Ahmad Mehedi, a Supreme Court lawyer who is also a memebr of ruling Awami League's central committee.
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Khaleda, on December 21 last year said, “There are controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There are also many books and documents on the controversy.”
Her comments drew widespread flak and sparked protest among pro-liberation quarters.
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Yesterday, the home ministry approved a prayer for bringing the charge against her for remarks on the number of Liberation War martyrs.
He got the permission from the home ministry on January 21. As per the rule, the government's permission is a must to lodge a sedition case.
Two days after her comments, Momtaz, also a former secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), sent a legal notice to Khaleda, asking her to apologise to the nation for her remarks.