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Full verdict on 7th amendment released

Martial law stays illegal for good

(December 20, 2012)

Reaz Hassan
Martial Law had always been illegal, if I am not mistaken. When politicians fail miserably to govern and the country is threatened with civil strife, they step in. It is not unique in Bangladesh only, it has happened in many emerging developing nations. We must not create dangerous situations so that the army gets a chance to usurp civil powers.

Shafique Ullah
To plunder the resources some politicians in collaboration with army generals of underdeveloped countries bring martial laws. Look at the position of Pakistan and some Southeast Asian and African countries.

M. Khan
Martial law stays illegal but creating Bakshal stays legal!

Nuton
Martial law is already 'history' all over the world except for some poor and corrupt countries.

Sohul Ahmed, lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Martial law is the violation of the constitution - if so, what is the remedy when a political government fails to protect public? Is it Army-backed government as we saw in 2008?

M Shaheed
Bravo, a historic verdict! Thanks to all the judges.

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News Analysis
Bank owner cum minister
Clear violation of constitution

S. Ahmad
What is constitution? Constitution is what the people in power say and do!

Roni Rahman
When a culture of rampant violations of the rule of law, or lawlessness committed by the political leaders becomes 'law', any outrageous misrule is to be expected as an outcome. So it is hardly surprising that the majority of us remain silent in the face of the continuous decline in our institutions, top murderers and terrorists like Bikash are being freed by home minister MKA, AL/MKA is trying to shelter the murderers of Bishwajit, the president is giving clemency to convicted murderers in a wholesale manner and the government is sheltering the corrupt ministers in Padma bridge episodes.

Suahmed
MKA might have got the approval from BB by showing his power as home minister. The constitution is always violated by ruling party. So far the constitution was violated many times and none was punished.

Dr. Nazmul Haq
This man seems to be above the law. Even if the law does not permit him to be the owner of the bank, it should not be a problem. The solution lies in changing the constitution. It will take a few minutes for our parliament to do that.

Shaheen Subhan
Clearly, MKA has no other option but to resign. He can't have it both ways.

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