‘Control your tongue’, Suranjit to Chief Justice

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Dhaka, Jan 25: Awami League advisory council member Suranjit Sengupta on Monday said that the remark of Chief Justice that “writing judgments by justices after retirement is contrary to the constitution” was absolutely undesirable and unacceptable.

“He (Chief Justice) made some remarks which have created tension in the country’s political arena. It is not acceptable. He is crossing his limit by uttering such remarks,” Suranjit said while speaking as the chief guest at a condolence meeting organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote at Shilpakala Academy at Segunbagicha in the city.

Suggesting Chief Justice SK Sinha “to control his tongue,” Suranjit said, adding, “Your remarks don’t indicate tolerance. What is happening in these posts? There may be feud between two justices, but why it would come out? Why do the people know about your feud?”

The Awami League leader said, “The Chief Justice made some remarks which are not mentioned in anywhere of the constitution. Is it mentioned in the constitution that judges won’t be able to write judgement after their retirement? It’s not mentioned in anywhere of the constitution. It is totally undesirable that you’ll create such a major tension in sequel to your internal feud. Your remarks were totally undesirable and unnacceptable.”

“Feud has been going on between two of you, but you have paved the way of speaking to many by making remarks publicly. We’re shocked for it. You should be very careful about making remarks. Don’t make any such remarks which have an implications on national politics and leads to a confrontation. You still have time. Think of your institution,” Suranjit suggested.

The meeting was organised in memory of acting president of Dhaka City Awami League (AL) MA Aziz, who breathed his last on Saturday.

BSJ general secretary Arun Sarker Rana presided over the condolence meeting, also addressed, among others, by former Home Minister Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku and Dhaka City AL organising secretary Shahe Alam Murad.

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