Dhaka – BNP on Tuesday protested retired Appellate Division judge Shamsuddin Choudhury’s remarks involving its chairperson and the Chief Justice, saying he is trying to make the country’s apex court controversial with his ‘imprudent’ comments.
“His (Shamsuddin) remarks give an impression that a butcher is speaking. A prudent and judicious person can’t make such comments… he’s trying to make the apex court controversial with his reckless remarks,” said BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
The BNP leader made the remarks while addressing a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
Earlier on Monday, Shamsuddin Choudhury alleged that Chief Justice SK Sinha is working as the spokesperson of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to implement BNP’s agenda.
Protesting the retired justice’s remark, Rizvi said, “If the Chief Justice is Khaleda Zia’s spokesman, the people know whose spokesperson you were. He can’t tolerate it as the Chief Justice is speaking in favour of justice and the rule of law. That’s why he is making such comments.”
He expressed his grave concern that the country’s apex court never turned so controversial and object of disrespect since the British period. “Judges like Shamsuddin Choudhury and Khairul Haq have made it controversial.”
Rizvi also alleged that persons like justice Shamsuddin wanted to turn the court, the last resort for helpless people, into a centre for implementing the ‘ruling Awami League’s political agenda’.
He alleged that the current regime has completely snatched people’s right of expression by eliminating democracy.
Rizvi called upon the government to restore all rights of people and release all detained BNP leaders and activists.- UNB