Protests of lawyers toeing AL, BNP lines continue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:52, Aug 21,2017


Lawyers toeing the political line of ruling Awami League held protests across the country for 4th day on Sunday demanding what they called the ‘irrelevant and unnecessary’ observations made by the Appellate Division in its 16th amendment be expunged.
On the other hand, lawyers toeing BNP’s political line also held countrywide indoor protest meetings for the 4th day demanding arrest and removal of Bangladesh Law Commission chairman, Justice ABM Khairul Haque for repeatedly making derogatory remarks against the 16th Amendment verdict and the Chief Justice.
The pro-AL lawyers at a protest meeting held at the South Hall Room of the Supreme Court Bar Association Building said that
unless the observations were expunged by the Chief Justice and his Appellate Division colleagues on suo moto initiative by August 24 they would take to the streets on a one- point demand from
October 3.
The pro-AL lawyers, however, did not spell out their ‘one-point demand.’
From a separate protest meeting held at the North Hall Room of the SCBA, pro-BNP lawyers described Justice Khairul Haque as ‘a dishonest, unethical and shameless individual’ and demanded his arrest.
Even after serving the judiciary for long, they said, Khairul Haque defamed the judiciary, the Chief Justice and the Appellate Division judges using his law commission office.

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