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Chairman of Law Commission resigns

Edit Date:10/19/2010 12:00:00 AM

 Staff Correspondent

One and a half years before the completion of his tenure, Bangladesh Law Commission chairman Justice MA Rashid resigned yesterday from his office citing personal reason.

He was appointed to the commission on April 21, 2009 for a three-year term.

The government accepted his resignation soon after the letter, dated October 06, 2010, was received by the secretary to the legislative and parliamentary affairs wing of the law ministry yesterday.

Talking to The Daily Star, Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed confirmed the resignation.

Dr M Shah Alam, a member of the commission, is likely to become the acting chairman of the commission until the government appoints its new chief, sources at law ministry said.

Shah Alam is a professor of law department at Chittagong University.

“The charge will be given according to seniority,” law minister added.

The retired High Court judge resigned from the office as per section 5(4) of Bangladesh Law Commission Act, 1996.

Sources said Justice Rashid was not feeling comfortable following a difference of opinion with the law ministry and the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry.

The difference occurred over a debate whether the constitution would be reprinted as per the Supreme Court verdict on the Fifth Amendment of the constitution or it would be reprinted after amendment by the parliament.

Justice Rashid was against the idea of reprinting the constitution before bringing any amendment in it by the parliament in light of the judgement, sources added.

At a recent meeting with the members of the standing committee on law ministry, Rashid stuck to his stance alone while others including the law minister gave opinion to reprint the constitution as per the SC judgement.

“After that meeting, he [Justice Rashid] might not have been feeling comfortable to continue his job and may be, this is one of the main reasons behind his resignation,” a member of the standing committee told The Daily Star.

Sources in the law ministry seeking anonymity said some quarters in the government were not happy with the performance of the commission since the joining of the justice.

Justice Rashid retired on January 26, 2009 from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.Staff Correspondent

One and a half years before the completion of his tenure, Bangladesh Law Commission chairman Justice MA Rashid resigned yesterday from his office citing personal reason.

He was appointed to the commission on April 21, 2009 for a three-year term.

The government accepted his resignation soon after the letter, dated October 06, 2010, was received by the secretary to the legislative and parliamentary affairs wing of the law ministry yesterday.

Talking to The Daily Star, Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed confirmed the resignation.

Dr M Shah Alam, a member of the commission, is likely to become the acting chairman of the commission until the government appoints its new chief, sources at law ministry said.

Shah Alam is a professor of law department at Chittagong University.

“The charge will be given according to seniority,” law minister added.

The retired High Court judge resigned from the office as per section 5(4) of Bangladesh Law Commission Act, 1996.

Sources said Justice Rashid was not feeling comfortable following a difference of opinion with the law ministry and the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry.

The difference occurred over a debate whether the constitution would be reprinted as per the Supreme Court verdict on the Fifth Amendment of the constitution or it would be reprinted after amendment by the parliament.

Justice Rashid was against the idea of reprinting the constitution before bringing any amendment in it by the parliament in light of the judgement, sources added.

At a recent meeting with the members of the standing committee on law ministry, Rashid stuck to his stance alone while others including the law minister gave opinion to reprint the constitution as per the SC judgement.

“After that meeting, he [Justice Rashid] might not have been feeling comfortable to continue his job and may be, this is one of the main reasons behind his resignation,” a member of the standing committee told The Daily Star.

Sources in the law ministry seeking anonymity said some quarters in the government were not happy with the performance of the commission since the joining of the justice.

Justice Rashid retired on January 26, 2009 from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.Staff Correspondent

One and a half years before the completion of his tenure, Bangladesh Law Commission chairman Justice MA Rashid resigned yesterday from his office citing personal reason.

He was appointed to the commission on April 21, 2009 for a three-year term.

The government accepted his resignation soon after the letter, dated October 06, 2010, was received by the secretary to the legislative and parliamentary affairs wing of the law ministry yesterday.

Talking to The Daily Star, Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed confirmed the resignation.

Dr M Shah Alam, a member of the commission, is likely to become the acting chairman of the commission until the government appoints its new chief, sources at law ministry said.

Shah Alam is a professor of law department at Chittagong University.

“The charge will be given according to seniority,” law minister added.

The retired High Court judge resigned from the office as per section 5(4) of Bangladesh Law Commission Act, 1996.

Sources said Justice Rashid was not feeling comfortable following a difference of opinion with the law ministry and the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry.

The difference occurred over a debate whether the constitution would be reprinted as per the Supreme Court verdict on the Fifth Amendment of the constitution or it would be reprinted after amendment by the parliament.

Justice Rashid was against the idea of reprinting the constitution before bringing any amendment in it by the parliament in light of the judgement, sources added.

At a recent meeting with the members of the standing committee on law ministry, Rashid stuck to his stance alone while others including the law minister gave opinion to reprint the constitution as per the SC judgement.

“After that meeting, he [Justice Rashid] might not have been feeling comfortable to continue his job and may be, this is one of the main reasons behind his resignation,” a member of the standing committee told The Daily Star.

Sources in the law ministry seeking anonymity said some quarters in the government were not happy with the performance of the commission since the joining of the justice.

Justice Rashid retired on January 26, 2009 from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.Staff Correspondent

One and a half years before the completion of his tenure, Bangladesh Law Commission chairman Justice MA Rashid resigned yesterday from his office citing personal reason.

He was appointed to the commission on April 21, 2009 for a three-year term.

The government accepted his resignation soon after the letter, dated October 06, 2010, was received by the secretary to the legislative and parliamentary affairs wing of the law ministry yesterday.

Talking to The Daily Star, Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed confirmed the resignation.

Dr M Shah Alam, a member of the commission, is likely to become the acting chairman of the commission until the government appoints its new chief, sources at law ministry said.

Shah Alam is a professor of law department at Chittagong University.

“The charge will be given according to seniority,” law minister added.

The retired High Court judge resigned from the office as per section 5(4) of Bangladesh Law Commission Act, 1996.

Sources said Justice Rashid was not feeling comfortable following a difference of opinion with the law ministry and the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry.

The difference occurred over a debate whether the constitution would be reprinted as per the Supreme Court verdict on the Fifth Amendment of the constitution or it would be reprinted after amendment by the parliament.

Justice Rashid was against the idea of reprinting the constitution before bringing any amendment in it by the parliament in light of the judgement, sources added.

At a recent meeting with the members of the standing committee on law ministry, Rashid stuck to his stance alone while others including the law minister gave opinion to reprint the constitution as per the SC judgement.

“After that meeting, he [Justice Rashid] might not have been feeling comfortable to continue his job and may be, this is one of the main reasons behind his resignation,” a member of the standing committee told The Daily Star.

Sources in the law ministry seeking anonymity said some quarters in the government were not happy with the performance of the commission since the joining of the justice.

Justice Rashid retired on January 26, 2009 from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.Staff Correspondent

One and a half years before the completion of his tenure, Bangladesh Law Commission chairman Justice MA Rashid resigned yesterday from his office citing personal reason.

He was appointed to the commission on April 21, 2009 for a three-year term.

The government accepted his resignation soon after the letter, dated October 06, 2010, was received by the secretary to the legislative and parliamentary affairs wing of the law ministry yesterday.

Talking to The Daily Star, Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed confirmed the resignation.

Dr M Shah Alam, a member of the commission, is likely to become the acting chairman of the commission until the government appoints its new chief, sources at law ministry said.

Shah Alam is a professor of law department at Chittagong University.

“The charge will be given according to seniority,” law minister added.

The retired High Court judge resigned from the office as per section 5(4) of Bangladesh Law Commission Act, 1996.

Sources said Justice Rashid was not feeling comfortable following a difference of opinion with the law ministry and the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry.

The difference occurred over a debate whether the constitution would be reprinted as per the Supreme Court verdict on the Fifth Amendment of the constitution or it would be reprinted after amendment by the parliament.

Justice Rashid was against the idea of reprinting the constitution before bringing any amendment in it by the parliament in light of the judgement, sources added.

At a recent meeting with the members of the standing committee on law ministry, Rashid stuck to his stance alone while others including the law minister gave opinion to reprint the constitution as per the SC judgement.

“After that meeting, he [Justice Rashid] might not have been feeling comfortable to continue his job and may be, this is one of the main reasons behind his resignation,” a member of the standing committee told The Daily Star.

Sources in the law ministry seeking anonymity said some quarters in the government were not happy with the performance of the commission since the joining of the justice.

Justice Rashid retired on January 26, 2009 from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.

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