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12:00 AM, September 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:46 AM, September 12, 2017

'Legal Battle' over 16th Amendment Verdict

Govt confident of win: Anisul

The government will be “successful” in the end over the case of the 16th amendment to the constitution, said Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq at parliament yesterday.

“I still believe we will be successful inshallah in the legal steps,” he said replying to a supplementary question from Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam.

Fakhrul, during the session said when the High Court delivered the judgement on the amendment, “the minister then confidently told parliament that the government will definitely win at the Supreme Court challenging the High Court verdict.”

Referring to Fakhrul's comment, Anisul said, “I had said that we'll definitely win the legal battle. But it is up to the Appellate Division what judgement it will deliver.”

The JP lawmaker said the SC in its verdict termed parliament “dysfunctional”.

The MP also wanted to know what the law minister was thinking after the judgement of the Appellate Division of the apex court.

Anisul said he is still hopeful about the matter.

The SC on July 3 upheld the HC verdict that had declared the 16th amendment to the constitution illegal.

In 2014, the government amended the constitution to restore parliament's authority to impeach judges on grounds of misconduct or incapacity.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Sunday said his office was yet to get any instruction from the government to file a petition with the SC seeking a review of its judgment.

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