Bangladesh Government is giving priority to establish its political demand more than following the High Court verdicts.Whenever there are HC rulings against them, the decisions are usually not followed and sometimes they do the complete opposite.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court recently released its full verdict declaring the constitutional provision for a non-party caretaker government system illegal. Earlier on May 10 last year, the SC bench passed a short order declaring the 13th Amendment to the constitution illegal. The amendment mandated an elected government to transfer power to an unelected non-partisan caretaker administration to oversee national elections on the completion of its term. In the abridged verdict, the court said that two more general elections might be held under the system. But the government declared they were going to practise the verdict from the next national election. But the government didn’t practice the 7th and 5th Amendment.
On 30 July 1992, in the case between Kudrat E Elahi & the Government, former Chief Justice Shahabuddin said in the verdict at Appellate division of the Supreme Court, “ If government’s officers or their henchmen (political party selected administration ) are brought to run these local bodies, there is no sense in retaining them as local government bodies. 44 DLR (AD) (1992).”But government broke the rule by giving the order to join the District Administrator and two Administrators of Dhaka City Corporation(two divisions).