The Supreme Court of Bangladesh wants to implement measures to prevent imposition of martial law in the future.
On Tuesday, the court attended proceedings on petitions against the repeal of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. The six-member bench hearing the petitions was led by Chief Justice Tafazzul Islam. The petitions were filed by BNP Secretary General Khandakar Delwar Hossain and lawers backed by Jamaat-e-Islam who urged for a stay on the 2005 judgment made by the High Court that declared the amendment illegal.
During the hearing, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, the lawyer of Delwar Hossain, said “None of us support martial law. But when it exists, what can we do?” The court said that measures must be taken to make sure that martial law will not be imposed in Bangladesh in the future.