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Executive order can be challenged in court: Chief justice to students

Executive order can be challenged in court: Chief justice to students

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The Chief Justice said, “The protesters of the quota reform movement can present their demands to the court through lawyers. We will listen to them with importance.”

Staff Correspondent

Publisted at 11:54 AM, Thu Jul 11th, 2024

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Addressing students involved in the quota reform movement, Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan questioned why they seek an executive solution when any executive order can be challenged in court.

“Talk to the students about why they seek executive interference. Any decision taken by the executive branch can be challenged in court. The court's door is always open for the students,” said the Chief Justice while addressing senior lawyers and Supreme Court leaders during a case hearing at the Appellate Division on Thursday (11 July).

The Chief Justice added, “The protesters of the quota reform movement can present their demands to the court through lawyers. We will listen to them with importance.”

Obaidul Hassan made these remarks during the hearing of an appeal against the High Court's order that included 16 recommendations to Parliament for a corruption-free country.

During the hearing, senior lawyer Barrister Ruhul Kuddus said the High Court made the recommendations in the interest of making the country corruption-free.

In response, the Chief Justice questioned, "Why would we offer suggestions to the Parliament? Can we advise the Parliament? What the High Court can do is instruct the Parliament."

“As per the Constitution, the Supreme Court can also offer a suggestion to the President, who can accept or reject it,” the Chief Justice added.

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