Protesting what it said the Chief Justice’s unguarded comments about Bangladesh Bar Council vice-chairman Abdul Baset Majumder, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has urged him to withdraw the remarks.The demand was made at a meeting of the council held at the SCBA Bhaban on Monday.However, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, who was present at the meeting, said the Chief Justice made the remarks about a section of lawyers of Laxmipur.Following a writ petition filed with the High Court seeking its directives to remove a building constructed on the land of Laxmipur court by a section of lawyers, the Appellate Division on August 18 ordered demolition of it by seven days.During the hearing, the Chief Justice made some remarks.
SCBA president Yusuf Hossain Humayun said he thinks the Chief Justice’s remarks about lawyers are improper which does not suit him. “We’ve our own dignity.”SCBA general secretary Barrister M Mahbub Uddin Khokon said, “It’s your (CJ’s) responsibility to look into our all problems, wellbeing. We won’t accept if you take care of employees forgetting us.”At one stage, the attorney general appeared at the meeting when he said the Chief Justice made the remarks about a section of Laxmipur Bar Association who constructed the building on court land. “Don’t take it as a whole.”He also urged the lawyers not to go for any step as the apex court is scheduled to hear some important cases, including the review petition of condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali, in the days to come.He ended his speech calling upon the lawyers to adjourn the meeting for a week.At that point, Khokan said they hoped that the attorney general will be with them.Abdul Baset Majumder said every term the Chief Justice used is ‘disparaging’.Later, the meeting was adjourned until Sunday next urging the Chief Justice to withdraw his remarks by the time.