Parliament will amend the Constitution empowering it to remove the Supreme Court judges for their misdeed every time the judiciary cancels the amendment, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said Friday.
The veteran minister made this comments while talking to reporters during a visit to the site of Sylhet Medical University in Dakkhan Surma upazila, UNB reports.
“The 16th amendment to the Constitution will be passed in Jatiya Sangsad every time the judiciary cancels it. Parliament enjoys the right to pass any amendment as it’s the legislative assembly and its position is above everything,” Muhith said.
Mentioning that the Constitution, which was achieved through the Liberation War, gives Parliament the amendment right, he said, “The military government had curtailed the right but the Jatiya Sangsad restored it.”
Noting that the government appoints the judges, Muhith said but they try to have upper hand over public representatives. “This mentality of the judges is not right.”
On 3 July, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment empowering the parliament to remove the judges of the Supreme Court.