Pro-AL lawyers rally against 16th Amendment verdict

Pro-AL lawyers rally against 16th Amendment verdict

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Dhaka – Pro-Awami League lawyers yesterday staged demonstrations at different bar associations across the country in protest against what they said “unexpected”, “irrelevant” and “unconstitutional” observations made by the Chief Justice in the 16th amendment case verdict.They also formed human chains and held meetings under the banner of Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad, BAAP at the south hall of the Supreme Court Bar Association -SCBA in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon as part of their three-day protest programme.
BAAP’s Convener Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun said they rejected with “hatred” the observation that “No nation, no country is made of or by one person”.
BAAP leader SM Rezaul Karim told newsmen that the lawyers held rallies at 64 bars out of total 73 bar associations across the country.
Meanwhile, Pro-BNP Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum lawyers formed human chains and held meetings at all bars including the Supreme Court Bar Association demanding resignation and arrest of Law Commission Chairman Justice ABM Khairul Haque for his comments on the verdict.
Pro-BNP lawyers’ leader Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon said Khairul Haque should be arrested and tried in the Gono Adalot for making derogatory comments about the Supreme Court verdict scrapping the 16th amendment.
Barrister Khokon told media people that their leaders and members of their forum have enforced the same programme at 55 bar associations across the country. – Special Correspondent

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