Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha had the temerity to belittle Bangabandhu in his observation in the verdict declaring the 16th constitutional amendment illegal, LGRD Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has said.
â€œThe chief justice widely added unconstitutional and unethical remarks to the verdict,â€ the minister said at a programme in Madaripurâ€™s Shibchar on Friday.
â€œHe even showed the audacity of undermining the Father of the Nation, the Greatest Bengali of All Time, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I condemn this,â€ he added.
The ruling Awami League, which brought the 16th Amendment to the Constitution in 2014 to restore parliamentâ€™s power to impeach Supreme Court judges, has reacted sharply to the appeals verdict cancelling the amendment.
Law Minister Anisul Huq came up with the governmentâ€™s formal reaction to the verdict on Thursday, 10 days after the publication of the full 799-page judgment.
Chief Justice Sinhaâ€™s observations in the verdict have sparked a raging debate.
Ministers are slating Justice Sinha for his observation that â€˜the credit for independence does not go to a single personâ€™.
Law Minister Huq said the government will move for having ‘unacceptable and offensive’ statements in the verdict deleted.
On Friday, LGRD Minister Mosharraf also said, â€œWith due respect, we request a review of the undesirable matters in the verdict.â€
He added that â€œlack of confidence in the judiciary can cause catastrophe to a countryâ€.