The Law Commission of Bangladesh recently published a book highlighting the history of the turbulent journey of the Constitution of Bangladesh.
The Bengali book titled “Abhigat Parikramay Bangladesh Sangbidhan” and its English translation “The Journey of the Constitution of Bangladesh”, tells the whole story of the formulation of the charter.
Former Chief Justice and current Chairman of the ABM Law Commission Khairul Haque and former Judge and member of the ATM Law Commission Fazle Kabir compiled and edited the research book.
In the foreword to the book, ABM Khairul Haque and ATM Fazle Kabir said, “The dictating rulers attempted to destroy the fundamental clauses of our glorious constitution to carry out illegal activities during their rule.”
“Furthermore, the dictators not only used the Constitution to conceal their illicit activities, but also attempted to legitimize the decrees, regulations, and ordinances they issued through illegal amendments to the charter.”
The preface also reads: “The story of the rulers’ continuing conspiracy to destroy our sacred constitution is not reflected in any printed version of the books.
As a result, his fateful journey will remain unknown to most Bangladeshis.”
Nakshi Kantha, which was the cover of the original 1972 constitution, has been incorporated into the cover of the book.
According to Law Commission sources, as the chairman of the commission is set to retire, only 40 copies of the book have been computer printed and given as gifts to the country’s president, prime minister, president of parliament, the chief justice, the minister of justice and a few others.
The Law Commission will take the initiative to print more copies of the book upon request and as the necessary support is available.