Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:06:17 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

I would very much like to be proved wrong

By MAINUL HOSEIN
20th-Sep-2014       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

My view as expressed in a recent television talk show was that a politician has to know how to engage in constructive dialogues and make compromises best for peace and wellbeing of the people.If one disagrees, it is welcome. It is an academic assertion about the qualities essential to be a good politician. By that standard my conclusion was that none of the two lady leaders could be regarded politically prepared and others are taking full advantage in creating the mess. I thought I was relieving them from all the blames for the wrong decisions taken on their behalf.  But to say, though without mentioning my name, that I went to somebody for the job of Adviser is not only a distortion not to be believed by anybody. Allah has been very kind and I was never unemployed searching for a job from anybody. Such a vain claim from a person holding public office by sheer luck shows not only how small minded one is but also one's lack of awareness of the prestige that goes with a high position in public life. About other lies I do not have to answer. May be this government needs an Orwellian kind of Ministry of Truth to dispense lies and crass lies.  If merely holding of a state position makes one a politician then General Ayub Khan and General Yeahia Khan who ruled Pakistan for a long time were both great politicians. Not only that the government servants who are described collectively as the permanent government should also be seen as among the most experienced politicians.The simple test of political foresight and truthfulness of the purpose that the constitutional amendment will strengthen the judiciary will be revealed if like in India supremacy of the judiciary is protected when the new law is passed. It will further add to the credibility of the government if it shows the honesty of holding a free and fair election to prove its legitimacy. But Sixteenth amend to the Constitution was made hurriedly as a warning to the judges about what is coming. That is not good and cannot be welcome for the justice system of the country.Under the Indian system of impeachment of the judges the issue of whether a judge is guilty or not is decided by the Chief Justice and other judges. The requirement of the Judges Act 1968 is that after both the houses have passed the resolution it is the President who sends the matter to the Chief Justice. So the Parliament in India does not determine whether a judge should be finally removed or not. Some kind of judicial council like ours is the final authority in India. In fact, removing a judge is more difficult and more complicated in India because the two houses must agree. Nowhere in a democracy, one-house parliament has been trusted with the power of removing the judges. What is most objectionable and most worrisome is that an unelected parliament wants to try for dishonesty among the judges of the highest court.   The clear and determined intention of the government, as it appears to all others, is to go every step of the way unconstitutionally to organize an autocracy where the election will be voter-less, the unelected parliament will try the judges and the diktat of the government   will be the supreme law. There will be no Constitution as the supreme law and no judicial supremacy to declare any law or act of the government illegal or unconstitutional. All in all, there will be nothing called the people's sovereignty. The upshot of all the exercises is not to have democracy or the rule of law.  All our sufferings and sacrifices  including our twenty years of struggle for democracy and finally the liberation war will be proved wrong and of no value. To treat the whole nation as self-seekers and unfit for democracy is most humiliating for a respectable nation, the idea is being to put us under communist kind of dictatorship or worse.The crisis is real as to how to save the independence of the judiciary for the indispensable requirement of the rule of law and democracy institutionally. The indications are clear that the press freedom is to be suppressed, people's participation in the election will not be necessary to be elected. Now steps are being taken to deny independence of the judiciary. In reality, denying independence of the judiciary means denying all freedoms and rights to the people. Though the Liberation War was people's war, still some freedom fighters are being used as a class for starting a class struggle among our own people. Bangabandhu went for one-party system in 1975 saying he needed to do so for the time being to fight corruption. This time, no such reason was necessary because democracy is to be killed so that the corrupt ones can live safe and well. It is a great tragedy to see Awami League-a born fighter for democracy becoming a communist party of no democracy.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Corruption in WASA crosses all limits


THE Anti Corruption Commission has identified eight projects and three areas in Dhaka WASA where corruption takes place. The State enterprise keeps extending deadlines and increasing the costs of its projects to create room for corruption. In many cases, WASA did not carry out its work as per project designs ...

International »

UN reaches agreement with Yemen rebels to resume food deliveries


AFP, United Nations :The World Food Program has reached an agreement in principle with Yemen's Huthi rebels to resume food aid to areas they control, the agency's chief said on Thursday.Malnutrition is widespread in Yemen after four years of civil war, but the UN suspended deliveries of food aid to ...

Entertainment »

Shabnam Parvin’s Hurmoti film to be released after Eid


Entertainment Report :Viewers’ choice popular actress Shabnam Parvin has made a movie titled Hurmoti which is based on her own written story. Shabnam Parvin herself played the title role in the movie. Al Monjur wrote dialogue while script was also written by Shabnam Parvin herself. Shabnam Parvin informed that against ...

Editorial »

China funded projects: Delay would create problems


A JOINT working group has been formed to probe the slow progress of the 27 projects involving around $20 billion that China had agreed to provide during President Xi Jinping's Dhaka visit in October 2016. China has so far disbursed only $981.36 million -- less than 5 percent of the ...

Football »

Infantino reacts to Blatter criticism over Africa cleanup


AP, Cairo :FIFA president Gianni Infantino hit back at Sepp Blatter's criticism of the world soccer body's cleanup operation in Africa as a modern-day form of "colonialism."Infantino response on Thursday was: "I have to laugh about it."Blatter, the former head of FIFA who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, ...

City »

A vital portion of highway in Uttara near Armed Police Office is in dilapidated condition where big potholes and cracks following incessant rains for the last few days and works relating to metro-rail project, other development works. This photo was taken on Thursday.


International »

US against any country purchasing Russia's S-400 defence system: Pentagon


PTI, Washington :The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is against any country purchasing military equipment, including the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, that is designed to counter America's sophisticated fifth-generation aircraft.The remarks by ...

International »

Sea-Watch captain Rackete faces Italian prosecutor over migrant rescue


AFP, Agrigento :German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.The captain of the Sea-Watch 3 is expected to be questioned in the southern Sicilian town of Agrigento ...

Entertainment »

Poppy supports Bobita’s remark


Entertainment Report :Nick name of internationally acclaimed film actress Bobita is Poppy. Due to acting in the big screen Bobita had to sacrifice her name Poppy. On the other hand, after starting acting in movies Poppy could keep her original name. Poppy sometimes feels pleasure when she recalls the original ...

Editorial »

Ensure hassle-free higher education for them


THE results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations under country's 10 education boards were announced yesterday where the combined pass rate rose by 7. 29 percent - that means it's now 73.93 per cent from last year's 66.64 per cent. The number of GPA-5 achievers in the ...

City »

Students of the city`s Motijheel Ideal School and College exulting over the brilliant results of the HSC examination. The snap was taken from the premises of the institution on Wednesday.


.

International »

China gifts military warship to Sri Lanka in sign of deepening cooperation


PTI, Beijing : China has gifted a warship to Sri Lanka, in the latest sign of its deepening military cooperation with the strategically located island nation in the Indian Ocean. Also, China's rolling-stock manufacturer has announced that it would shortly deliver nine "new type" of diesel trains to Sri Lanka.The China-gifted ...

Entertainment »

Peya Bipasha`s Eid telefilm Opekkha


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Gleaming model and actress Peya Bipasha has recently acted in an Eid telefilm titled Opekkha under the direction of Maksudur Rahman Bishal. This was Peya’s first work for the upcoming Eid. In the telefilm, Peya Bipasha will be seen against Emon on the screen. Promising TV actress ...

Editorial »

Accidents at level crossings


A newly-married couple and eight others of the bridal party were killed when a Dhaka-bound train rammed their microbus at an unmanned level crossing in Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila on Monday evening. The fatal accident has spoiled unmet dream of the couple. It's due to utter negligence of the Railway Authorities ...

Football »

Argentine sport court member advices Messi to apologize


AP, Buenos Aires :Lionel Messi should apologize for his harsh comments at the Copa America in order to avoid a sanction, an Argentine member of sport's highest court said on Monday.Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had another frustrating end to the tournament when he was sent off ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news