The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) condemned Sunday the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Secretary to the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat for violating the High Court (HC) and the constitution by continuing voter registration by the disputed enumerators ignoring the HC judgment, reports BDNEWS.
"Voter registration is being continued by the ruling BNP-Jamaat men in a controversial system bypassing the High Court verdict in order to make it infructuous," SCBA Secretary M Enayetur Rahim said in a statement.
The SCBA secretary said it is a matter of great regret that a vested quarter has been trying to create controversy by raising question on whether the HC verdict is mandatory or instructive in order to tarnish the image of the HC.
"The High Court has disposed of two writ petitions over making fresh voter-list with opinions, observations and guidelines for the EC, but, the fresh voter-list is being made without respecting the judgment. It is a challenge to the jurisdiction of the HC," he said.
The SCBA expressed the hope effective steps would be taken in the light of HC verdict in this regard.
Meanwhile, Barrister M Amir-ul Islam, who had moved the writ petitions before the HC, told the agency that the Election Commission secretariat is carrying out registration process violating the High Court verdict.
"Three members of the Election Commission (EC) could not be united even after the HC observations. The EC secretariat is continuing the work on preparing fresh voter-list violating the two Election Commissioners," he said.
He said as per the constitution, the EC will have to have supervision, direction and control over the activities of the EC secretariat, but the EC cannot do that.
"The three members of the EC should have taken consensus decision about their future task, if they don't receive the copy of the High Court judgment. They are not holding meeting and discussion among themselves. The EC is not running as per the provisions of the constitution," he added.