Quader met CJ to resolve crisis over 16th amendment : Hanif

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 15 Aug 2017, 00:15:23

Quader met CJ to resolve crisis over 16th amendment : Hanif

A senior Awami League (AL) leader said on Monday his party's general secretary Obaidul Quader went to Chief Justice's residence to resolve the ongoing crisis and there is no scope of any debate over it, reports UNB.

"The judiciary is independent, the government and the Awami League want the judiciary to work independently. We want the crisis which has been created after the verdict to be resolved soon and for this reason Obaidul Quader went to CJ's residence.....there is no scope of debate over it," AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif  said.

Hanif came up with this remark a day after BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed concern over Obaidul Quader's meeting with the Chief Justice at the latter's residence.

"We've got surprised by the visit as they were attacking the Chief Justice with aggressive and indecent words, " said Fakhrul at a programme on Sunday and urged his party colleagues to remain alert as the government has been hatching a new plot to obliterate democracy.

Hanif was addressing a seminar on 'Tumi E Bangladesh' organised by Shotirtho Shojon at the National Press Club in the city.

Terming the observation in the SC verdict that annulled the 16th Amendment as objectionable, Hanif said, "Expunge the statement given in the name of observation immediately. It is the demand of people. People of the country are not ready to accept the observation, they have been angry and shocked at it."

Citing the observation as a conspiracy against the government, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim said new conspiracy started again with the verdict against the government.....the main target is to stop Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she is driving the country towards development."

Former Chittagong University vice-chancellor Prof Abdul Mannan and Press Club general secretary Farida Yasmin spoke while journalist Rahat Khan presided over the discussion.
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