BNP briefs foreign diplomats on CJ Sinha episode

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Oct 12,2017 | Updated: 00:09, Oct 12,2017

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday briefed a number of foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the government’s attitude towards the judiciary which led Chief Justice SK Sinha to go on leave for one month on health grounds, the party leaders said.
The meeting with diplomats, held at Lakeshore hotel in Dhaka, discussed the government’s and the ruling party’s ‘naked attack’ on the judiciary, particularly the chief justice following a recent Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.
Some observations made in the verdict irked ruling party leaders and ministers who expressed their angers through statements.
Diplomats of EU, USA, Denmark, Norway, China, Nepal and Maldives attended the meeting, said the meeting sources.
BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed told New Age that they had briefed the diplomats about the current crisis regarding separation of
judiciary.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Supreme Court Bar Association president Zainul Abedin, also BNP vice-chairman, SCBA secretary Mahbub Uddin Khokon, also the party’s joint secretary general, among others, were present.
The meeting lasted for more than one hour from 4:00pm. 

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