Wednesday, 26 January 2011

SCBA faction to boycott court of CJ

The pro-BNP group of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will boycott the Chief Justice's court today (January 27) from 9 am to 10 am protesting his reported interference in cause lists and court's files and his remarks on lawyers.

The lawyers will stage a sit-in programme during the one-hour boycott in front of the CJ’s courtroom.

As per the decision taken in a SCBA general meeting chaired by its president Khandker Mahbub Hossain in the South Hall of the Bar Association yesterday (Wednesday), it decided to observe the programme.

Earlier on January 18, Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque told a function that the ‘lawyers are not doing their job properly in respect of protecting good people and resisting the evil ones.’

SCBA at the general meeting demanded of the CJ to withdraw his remarks.

The meeting was addressed, among others, by former Law Minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed and SCBA general secretary Barister Badrudozza Badal and Advocate Nitai Roy Chowdhury and Advocate Joynal Abedin.

On January 18, the pro-BNP lawyers of SCBA staged another sit-in programme in front of the CJ courtroom and gave him a seven-day ultimatum to change the court management system newly introduced by the

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