Re-election demand unconstitutional

Says Anisul Huq

Staff Correspondent

15th January, 2019 10:44:29 printer

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said demand of re-election raised by Jatiya Oikya Front is unconstitutional and disrespectful towards the opinion given by people of the country.

He said “Oikya Front’s demand of re-election is not constitutional at all and very much illogical. Oikyafront’s demand is an expression of disrespect to the people.”

“The Oikyafront has no right to dishonour the people as they have cast their vote in December 30 general election,” he said

Anisul Huq came up with the remarks while talking to journalists after attending the reception of outgoing Director of National Legal Aid Services Organisation (NLASO) Md Zafrul Hasan at its Bailey Road office in the capital.

In reply of question regarding the recent statement made by Hefajat- e-Islam chief Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi on women education, he said it is completely his (Shafi) personal opinion.

“He is an elderly person. With due respect, I want to tell him that his comments go against the development being made in Bangladesh. I think it will be better if he withdraws his comment.

Mentioning that such comments will not make any change in the state policy, he said the present government is committed to uphold the rights of women.

The minister stressed on reaching the legal aid to all the people of the country, saying, NLASO will have no value unless it can do this.

“We will soon fill up the vacant posts of legal aid officers under NLASO and also strengthen the publicity campaign. We will give priority to TV for publicity campaign,” he added.

NLASO acting director Bikash Kumar Saha presided over the ceremony while Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque and joint secretary Golam Sarwar also spoke among others.