Pro-Awami League lawyers today staged demonstration at the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) premises protesting what they said the pro-BNP and pro-Jamaat lawyers were doing politics over Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s leave.
Meanwhile, pro-BNP lawyers also staged demonstration there protesting what they said “confinement of the chief justice”.
CJ has been on a month's leave since October 3 on health ground.
Ruling Awami League-backed lawyers held a rally and formed a human chain under the banner of Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad in front of the SCBA office building.
They alleged that the pro-BNP and pro-Jamaat lawyers were doing politics over the CJ's leave and said pro-Jamaat lawyers will not be allowed to do politics at the SC premises over the issue.
Meanwhile, SCBA, which is currently dominated by pro-BNP lawyers, led by its President Zainul Abedin and Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon, staged demonstration and held a meeting in front of the office of SCBA president.
They claimed that the CJ was sent on a forced leave and said they will continue their agitation until Justice SK Sinha returns to the SC.