The High Court has issued a ruling seeking to know why the death penalty without a policy would not be in conflict with the Constitution. At the same time, the rule asked why the policy will not be formulated in the case of death penalty.
Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md. Atabullah’s bench ruled.
Ishrat Hasan, the petitioner’s lawyer, said that the maximum punishment in Bangladesh is death penalty. But this provision of death penalty is in conflict with Articles 32 and 35 of the Constitution.
Ishrat Hasan said, ‘Why should the imposition of death penalty as a general cause of punishment without any principle or principle be declared illegal and why should it not be declared inconsistent with Articles 32 and 35? And another part of this rule is why guidelines should not be made in this regard.’
The petitioner lawyer Ishrat also said that the UN Charter of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Political Rights of 1948 and the Convention against Torture of 1984 discourage the death penalty.
He filed the writ on December 7 regarding the validity of the death penalty as punishment. It called for declaring the maximum penalty, death penalty, unconstitutional.