AL-led alliance demands reconsider of 16th amendment verdict

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:37, Aug 13,2017


Awami League and its alliance partners demanded reconsideration of the verdict of the 16th amendment of the constitution given by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court as some observations of the verdict were ‘unacceptable’.

The decision was taken on Sunday at a meeting of the AL and its alliance partners held at the political office of the AL president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmandi.

Emerging from the meeting general secretary of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, a partner of the alliance, Fazle Hossain Badsha told New Age, ‘some observations in the verdict were unacceptable, so we demand to the court to reconsider the verdict.’    

‘Chief justice SK Singha involved himself in politics, giving some controversial observations,’ Badsha said.

After a two hour meeting, the coordinator of the alliance and also presidium member of the Awami League said at a press briefing that the meeting unanimously took decision to raise demand of reconsideration of the verdict of the trial.

‘We hope that the judiciary will take immediate steps to reconsider the verdict, which is not acceptable to the people’, Nasim also the health and family welfare minister said.

 ‘We will continue the legal and political activities to compel the court it reconsider the verdict,’ Nasim added.

 Mahbubul Alam Hanif, the joint general secretary of the Awami League said that the verdict had captured the rights of the people so they dissatisfied with the verdict.

Chaired by general secretary of the Samyabadi Dal, Dilip Barua, the meeting was attended among others by the Awami League central leaders Ahmad Hossain, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president Hasanul Haq Inu, Communist Kendra convener Wajed-ul Islam Khan, joint convener Asit Baran Roy and others attended the meeting.

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