Describing the Jan 5, 2014 as a black day for democracy, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Sunday said no one witnessed such an unprecedented, candidate-less and voter-less farcical election not only in Bangladesh, but also in the world history.
In a joint statement, SCBA president AJ Mohammad Ali, also adviser to BNP chairperson, and acting secretary ABM Rafiqul Huq Talukder Raja said it was the outcome of staging the latest farcical election as planned through the 15th amendment to the constitution to consolidate power.
They also said it is also a black day for the rule of law, human rights and constitutional norms.
They also claimed that people rejected today’s ‘so-called’, disgraceful national election, and if any new government is formed through the ‘tainted’ election results will also be treated as ‘illegal’ and ‘unacceptable’ to all.
The apex court Bar leaders demanded the government revoke the just- concluded election to 10th parliament and arrange an election under the frame work of non-party government facilitating all political parties to take part in that election.
It’s black day for democracy: SCBA