Friday, 22 July 2011

Amini summoned; HC asks him to explain his derogatory remarks on constitution

The High Court yesterday (July 20) summoned Fazlul Haque Amini, chief of an Islami Oikya Jote faction, to explain his derogatory comment on the constitution.

The court also issued a rule upon the government to explain within two weeks why its avoiding legal steps against Amini should not be declared illegal.

Amini reportedly told a meeting in the city's Lalbagh area on July 14 that the recently amended constitution will be thrown in the dustbin. The Daily Amar Desh published the comment the next day.
In response to a writ petition filed by writer-columnist Shahriar Kabir, an HC bench directed Amini to appear before it at 10:30am on July 27 with an explanation.
The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore ordered the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner to take legal steps against the IOJ leader for making the comment.
The DMP commissioner has also been asked to submit a report before the court within two weeks on compliance with the order, Advocate Manzill Murshid, counsel for the petitioner, told The Daily Star.
Based on the Amar Desh report, Shahriar Kabir yesterday filed the petition with the HC, seeking its directive on the government to take actions against Amini for making the comment.
The petitioner said the arrogant comment made by Amini on the constitution, which has been achieved through the sacrifice of 30 lakh martyrs, is seditious and he should be punished.
The HC bench heard expert opinion from eminent constitution expert barrister M Amir-Ul Islam on the issue during the hearing yesterday.
Daily Star 

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