A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday challenging the prerogative for President’s mercy as mentioned in article 49 of the Constitution.
The writ petitioners were Advocate Ekhlas Uddin Bhuiyan and Advocate Mahbub ul Alam, on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB).
The writ petition noted that article 49 of the Constitution is discriminatory, violates fundamental rights, and also has contradiction with articles 26, 27, 31, 35, 111 and 112.
The petitioners urged the HC to issue a rule asking why article 49 of the Constitution would not be declared anti-constitutional and contradictory to articles 26, 27, 31, 35, 111 and 112.
Advocate Manzil Murshid, on behalf of the petitioners, filed the writ petition with the concerned section of the HC on Sunday morning.
Manzil Murshid said the petition is expected to be placed for hearing before the HC bench of Justice Mirza Hossain Haider and Justice Khurshid Alam Sarkar on Monday.