The Supreme Court welcomes 'constructive criticism' and will not fall into the ‘trap' of criticism either by the ruling party or the opposition, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has said in the backdrop of criticisms over the 16th amendment verdict.
The Chief Justice has turned down a call for a contempt rule against the Law Commission chief for his remarks on the verdict that declared the 16th constitutional amendment illegal.
Constructive criticisms can be made, otherwise the judiciary will be harmed, the chief justice said while presiding over the apex court bench.
He also requested all not to criticise the Supreme Court judgement.
His remarks came after pro-BNP lawyers brought the court's attention to a media briefing by Justice ABM Khairul Haque, chief of the Law Commission, on Wednesday.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Zainul Abedin and its Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and some other lawyers placed the reports before the chief justice, saying that Justice Khairul’s comments are highly contemptuous..