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We Will request SC to reconsider stand on relocating ICT again: Anisul

DHAKA, Jan 4, 2017 (BSS)- Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said his ministry will send a letter to the Supreme Court to reconsider its stand on relocating International Crimes Tribunal from its present location whenever the apex court issues order for it.

"We will send the letter for reconsidering Supreme Court's stand whenever we will get order to relocate the ICT from Old High Court Building," Huq said.

The minister came up with the observations while talking to newsmen after inaugurating an orientation training course for special judges, women and children repression prevention tribunal judges at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) here in the capital.

"Following an administrative order of the Supreme Court, the election commission has decided not to allot 'scale' as an election symbol to any party and sent the matter to the ministry for vetting. Law ministry has opined that the decision of the election commission is correct," Huq added.

While replying to a question on whether the government has any plan to formulate law to reconstitute the election commission, Huq categorically said that it completely falls under the authority of the President.

"President will take decision in this regard. President will take decision if formulation of law is needed here. We are waiting for the directives of the President," Huq said.

Reiterating government's commitment to holding a free and fair election, the minister said, "We are hoping something good will come out of the ongoing dialogues of the President with political parties, which will help to make election free and fair."

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)