23 May 2024, 13:38

Review hearing in 16th Amendment case on Aug 10

Dhaka, May 23, 2024 (BSS) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today
set July 11 for holding a hearing on a petition, pleading to review the apex
court judgment that declared the 16th Amendment of the Constitution illegal.

An Appellate Division bench led by Senior Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the
order today, as the Chief Justice was not present in the court.

The 16th amendment, made on September 17 in 2014, had abolished the Chief
Justice led Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) and restored parliament's power to
remove the judges. But some Supreme Court Lawyers challenged the decision
November 5, 2014.

The High Court issued a rule on the amendment on November 9, 2014. Later, the
HC declared the amendment illegal on the basis of the view of the majority
followed by a hearing on May 5, 2016.

The government appealed against the HC verdict in 2017.

An Appellate Division full bench led by the former Chief Justice Surendra
Kumar Sinha heard the appeal, and delivered the verdict on July 3, 2017,
rejecting the appeal and upholding the HC verdict and released the full text
of the verdict on August 1 in 2017.

The state made a review application against that judgment.

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