HC verdict on Constitution Articles 95, 116 Tuesday

HC verdict on Constitution Articles 95, 116 Tuesday

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Dhaka – The High Court (HC) has fixed tomorrow (Tuesday) to deliver its verdict on a writ petition filed challenging the legality of articles 95 and 116 of the Constitution. These Articles of the Constitution relate to appointment, posting, promotion and dismissal of judges.An HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah set the date on Monday after concluding of the hearing on Monday.
Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the court on November 3.
The petitioner said that the two articles are contradictory with articles 7,22,26,31 and 109 of the Constitution.
The writ was filed following a recent remark by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha that the article 116 of the existing constitution is one of the main reasons behind the slowness of the judiciary.
Speaker, Law Secretary, Cabinet Secretary and Supreme Court’s Registrar General were made respondents to the petition.

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