Leave Bangladesh or get treated for mental problem, Matia to CJ


PV Desk : Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury has given Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha two options: he must leave Bangladesh or face treatment at a mental hospital, as the war of words over the 16th constitutional amendment verdict peaks.
“You don’t like anything of Bangladesh; then you can either leave the country or get treatment in Hemayetpur,” the minister said at a demonstration against some of Justice Sinha’s observations in the verdict on Sunday.
“The mental hospital at Hemayetpur (in Pabna) has not been commissioned for nothing,” she said at the protest held in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.
Ruling Awami League leaders, including ministers and MPs, and even Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, have been criticising harshly the chief justice for the observations in the appeals verdict declaring the 16th amendment illegal.
The verdict has revived the Supreme Judicial Council in place of parliament to sack top judges on grounds of incompetency and misconduct.