SC verdicts are not being implemented properly

Says Chief Justice

Staff Correspondent

11 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Saturday said that all the authorities concerned, including the executive division, are constitutionally obligated to comply with the Supreme Court directives.

"But it is unfortunate that some of the Supreme Court verdicts are not being implemented properly even after initiating contempt of court proceedings," he said.

The chief justice made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a virtual meeting, in response to a request from historian and researcher Prof Muntassir Mamoon for formation of a cell to ensure the implementation of the SC directives.

The virtual meeting was organised to launch two separate books on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Liberation War written by two justices of the Supreme Court.

Chief justice said there is no necessity for setting up a cell to ensure the implementation of the SC judgements as all the authorities are bound to abide by the verdicts as per article 112 of the constitution.

Article 112 states, "All authorities, executive and judicial, in the Republic shall act in aid of the Supreme Court". "We can initiate contempt of court proceedings for non-implementation of our verdict. But we are tired of doing so," said Chief Justice Mahmud Hossain

"The government is the custodian of the people's properties and the court is legally bound to protect the people's properties. I hope each and every verdict of the Supreme Court will be executed properly with the assistance from the executive division," he added

Former Cultural Minister Asaduzzman Noor, Attorney general AM Amin Uddin, and Liberation War Museum's trustee Mofidul Hoque also spoke among others at the event.