Dhaka, August 27: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said ex-Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury should be put on trial for making ‘contemptuous’ comments on Chief Justice SK Sinha.“His (Choudhury’s) remarks (on Chief Justice) are indecent, unforgivable and devoid of courtesy and norms. I think these remarks are tantamount to contempt of court for which he should be tried,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He came up with the comments while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, marking his 41st death anniversary.
The way Choudhury talks and use words, the BNP leader said, it gives an impression that he lacks the minimum quality to be a apex court judge.
Earlier, at a discussion on Saturday, Choudhury doubted whether the 16th amendment verdict was written by the Chief Justice.
He also said the observation made by the Chief Justice in the verdict is far away from the context “The person who doesn’t believe in Bangabandhu’s single leadership, and even was a member of Peace Committee in 1971 that he himself confessed has no right to live in this country. The Chief Justice should leave for Pakistan resigning from his post.”
Reacting to his comments, Fakhrul said, “I don’t know on which consideration Shamsuddin Choudhury was appointed to the post of a judge…The 16th amendment verdict was given unanimously by the Appellate Division. Those who raise equations about it and about the authority and the independence of the judiciary violate the constitution.”
The BNP leader said they, on behalf of their chairperson Khaleda Zia, paid homage to the national poet and prayed for salvation of his departed soul on the occasion of his death anniversary.
Mentioning that Nazrul’s ideal is an inspiration for the nation, Fakhrul said the poet had given the nation inspiration for waging the Liberation War and other rights movements. “His contributions to art and literature, and his patriotism are incomparable.”