16th amendment: Pro-AL lawyers to stage demo for three days

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:15, Aug 12,2017 | Updated: 15:48, Aug 12,2017


Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad, a platform of the pro-Awami League lawyers, announced three day demonstration protesting the irrelevant observations of the verdict of that scrapped the 16th amendment of the constitution.

The programmes included, holding protest rallies at all the bar associations across the country on August 13, 16 and 17 at noon.

Lawyer and also the member of parliament Fazle Noor Taposh, the member secretary of the of the parishad, on Saturday at a press conference at Dhanmandi office of the party president Sheikh Hasina announced the programme.

'There are some objectionable and irrelevant statements at the observation of 16th amendment’s judgment by the Supreme Court and we are protesting against the observations, not the verdict,’ Fazle Noor said.

He demanded expansion of the objectionable observations, otherwise the lawyers’ organisation would announce tougher programmes, he added.

On August 1, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the High Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the constitution which had established parliament's authority to remove Supreme Court judges.

Replying the question, Yusuf Hossain Humayun, the convener of the parishad, said that they would not protest against the verdict but against some observations of the verdict.

He demanded scraping of the controversial observations of the verdict.

Abdul Baset Majumder, the joint convener of the parishad, said that rights of the people were ignored in the verdict.

SM Rezaul Karim, the leader of the parishad and also the law affair secretary of the Awami League, gave welcome address at the press conference.

Lawyers Kamrul Islam, also the food minster, Kazi Nazibullah Hiru, Biplab Barua and others attended the press conference.

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