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Protest continues at SC

Lawyers urge CJ not to go abroad

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Lawyers of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday said they are always with the Chief Justice. So he (CJ) does not need to go abroad according to the government's conspiracy, they said.
They also said they will continue their protest programmes till the Chief Justice comes back to his chair.
The SCBA members said this in a human chain and protest programme held on the Bar premises. The Supreme Court Bar arranged the programme demanding protection of the image of the judiciary.
Earlier on Saturday, the Bar leaders in a press briefing also called upon the lawyers across the country
to follow the programmes. Bar President Advocate Zainul Abedin presided over the programme. Bar Secretary Barrister A M Mahbub Uddin Khokan, Advocate Nitay Roy Chowdhury, Vice-President of the Bar Advocate Umme Kulsum Rekha, Advocate Mirza Al Mahmud, Dr Arifa Jesmin Nahin and Barrister Ahsanur Rahman, among others, spoke at the briefing. Addressing the programme, SCBA President Advocate Zainul Abedin said, "Lawyers are always with you (Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha). So you do not need to go abroad according to the government conspiracy."
The conspiracy is not only related to the CJ, but also to the Judiciary, said Advocate Zainul.
Advocate Nitay Roy Chowdhury said, the Chief Justice has been detained by the government unjustly.
Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokan said, the mysterical situation of the Chief Justice would affect other judges' judicial functions. As a result, justice will be interrupted, said Mahbub Uddin.
The Chief Justice went on leave from October 3 ahead of retirement in January. The Law Minister and the Attorney General said he had taken leave because he is suffering from cancer.
On October 2, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Zainul Abedin alleged that the Chief Justice was forced to take a month's leave.
The Supreme Court Bar leaders were trying to meet with Chief Justice to know the real fact. But whenever they tried to meet CJ, they had been barred by the law enforces agencies.
In this circumstance, the bar leaders announced the five-day protest programme.

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