A newly registered political party, Insaniyat Biplab Bangladesh, yesterday filed a case with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, seeking the dissolution of parliament and rescheduling of the 12th Jatiya Sangshad elections under the direct supervision of the Army.
The complaint seeks directives from the highest court of the land to appoint the Army with magistracy power to maintain law and order and oversee what would be a rescheduled election, and till then, a re-turn to martial law in effect.
Speaking to after filing the case, Insaniyat-chairman Imam Hayat said, “In the last election, we ob-served that the ruling MPs misused government power in their respective constituencies and used the administration, police and their own armed men to occupy the polling centres and obstruct others from casting their votes.”
He said: “It is impossible to have an impartial election by retaining the parliament. In order to protect the country and democracy through free and fair elections, we have filed a writ petition in the High Court seeking an order to dissolve the parliament before conducting elections under the direct supervi-sion of the Army heading the interim government.”
The first writ was dismissed in the court of Justice Iqbal Kabir and Justice Biswajit Debnath in Decem-ber. After sending legal notices to the EC and others, a case was filed for reconsideration which was heard on December 27, 2023 and the same court that disposed of the first writ expressed reluctance to hear the case. That led to the case filed yesterday which number is CMP 03/2024.