Saturday, 7 May 2011

CHARTER REVIEW: War sacrifices shouldn't be lost sight of: CJ

Chief justice A B M Khairul Haque has said the supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters should be there in mind while amending the constitution.

"We've got the constitution at the cost of blood and the supreme sacrifice of 3 million people. Let's not forget their sacrifices while reviewing it," he said on Saturday.

He made the remarks while laying the foundation stone of Muktijuddha Chattar (Liberation War Premises) at Comilla Zila School, in the memory of the school students who participated in the Liberation War.
Haque said, "The Constitution or the Liberation War, whatever you say, we must nurture them in our heart. Neither the constitution nor any liberation war premises can keep the spirit of the liberation war alive if it is absent in the he heart."

"We have to hold in the heart the constitution, which is the outcome of the blood of the freedom fighters. Mere words won't work," he added.
The emotional remarks of the chief justice came at a time when the government has taken an initiative to amend the constitution, a move being opposed by the main opposition BNP.
Chaired by Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Golam Rahman, the function was also addressed by A K M Bahauddin Bahar MP.

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