The judiciary of Bangladesh is very strong and capable of maintaining the rule of law, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has told an international news platform based in India.
The chief justice is currently on a controversial month-long leave of absence due to health issues, and was scheduled to leave Bangladesh for Australia on Friday night.
He gave the interview to The World Is One News (WION) by telephone for its news report “Bangladesh Chief Justice confined
?”, which was published on Thursday.
“Our judiciary is strong and independent (and) the Bangladesh government is committed to upholding the country’s democracy and rule of law,” the chief justice said.
“I am confident that nothing will happen to my country.”
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When asked by WION about his planned visit to Australia, Sinha said he was waiting for President Abdul Hamid’s approval of his application, and declined to comment further.
On Tuesday, the chief justice wrote to President Hamid informing him that he wished to visit Australia from October 13 to November 10.
A day later, the president signed a government order granting the chief justice and his wife permission to leave Bangladesh.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune