The historic speech of Bangabandhu was included in the constitution through the 15th amendment
The High Court has ordered the concerned authorities of the government to form a high-level committee to find and fix the mistakes in the March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman printed in the constitution.
The bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir on Tuesday asked the committee to examine the audio and video footage of Bangabandhu's speech, made at the rally of March 7, 1971 at the then Ramna Race Course ground, now Suhrawardy Udyan, to detect and fix the mistakes.
The court also asked the authorities to include in the committee someone who was present at the rally and heard Bangabandhu’s speech to help detect the mistakes.
The order was issued after the court heard a writ petition filed on March 6 by one Kashed Ali of Rajbari, who claimed there were over 50 incomplete parts and mistakes in the speech published in the constitution through the 15th amendment.
The petition’s respondents, including the secretaries of the law and information ministries, and the to-be formed committee were asked to submit their reports on the matter within six weeks.
Kashed and the petition were represented by Advocate Subir Nandi Das during the hearing, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Amit Dasgupta represented the state.