Conflict of superiority between judiciary and parliament January 23, 2011Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, JUDICIARY.
Tags: accountability of judiciary, independence of judiciary
The judiciary rejected the appeal on the plea that it is not accountable to parliament for its activities.
In reaction, Suranjit Sen Gupta, Chairman of the Parliamentary Subcommittee said that as per constitution parliament is the highest seat of authority. As the people hold the supreme authority and they bestowed their power on the elected members of parliament, it is the parliament who holds the authority over all the organs of the state. He opined that the judiciary also be accountable to parliament.
The chief justice Mr.Khairul Hoque said in a meeting that none is superior among judiciary, parliament and executive branch of the state. They are complementary to each other. the judges are accountable only to Almighty and the people. They express their accountability through the judgments to the people.
The comment of the chief justice drew further comments. Suranjit Sengupta tried to defend himself. Mr. Aminur Rahman a retired judge said that he thinks that it is the parliament to whom the judiciary should remain accountable. Barrister zahiruddin, the leading constitutional expert supported the opinion of the chief justice when asked by the media on the issue. He also said that if the judiciary does not remain independent, the majority party will try to dictate judiciary at its will.
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