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Of Generals and Judges

In Bangladesh,Independence of Judiciary,Law,Militarisation,Pakistan,Politics on 23 March 2008 by Incidental Blogger Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

 

“The High Court giveth and the Appellate Division taketh away.”

 

This week, we observed how another decision of the High Court got over turned by the Appellate Division. We hear, a number of “rogue” benches in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court have become a constant source of embarrassment for the present Caretaker Government. In several recent high profile cases we have noted this cat and mouse game of control versus independence of the higher judiciary. This is how, critics say, the highest court of the country consistently upheld the Caretaker Government’s wishes in the end, in case after case. They quip – ‘the High Court (serving the Law) giveth and the Appellate Division (serving the Caretaker) taketh away.’ The interesting factor common to all these over turned decisions is that in each of them, “the Government always wins in the end.” Statistically, that is very odd.
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