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Thursday, August 28, 2014, Bhadra 13, 1421, Zilqad 1, 1435 Hijr

Govt out to cripple judiciary: BNP
Publish Date : 2014-08-28,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 15
The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Wednesday alleged that the government is trying to put the final nail into the coffin of the judiciary by empowering an 'unacceptable and unrepresentative' parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges.
"Why is the government hurriedly trying to amend the constitution again to empower such a parliament which the country's people don't accept and which has no representation of people to impeach judges?" said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Addressing a rally, he further said, "The intention behind the move is very clear that the government is trying to put the last nail into the coffin of the judiciary and establish its final control over it."
The Dhaka city unit of the 20-party alliance arranged the rally at  the Jatiya Press Club protesting the government's move to re-empower parliament to sack judges by abolishing the Supreme Judicial Council.
Earlier on Tuesday, the alliance staged demonstrations across the country on the same issue.
Addressing the rally, Fakhrul said the government has taken the move  so that no judge can independently give their well-thought-out  verdict against the government. "Controlling the judges by intimidating to remove them is the main reason behind the decision."
The BNP leader claimed that if the current parliament gets such power the door for justice will be shut. "We must resist the move."
Criticising the government for framing the National Broadcast Policy, 2014, he said the policy was made hastily to reinforce the government's present silent and covert censorship on the news media.     ?UNB

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