Court dismisses petition challenging ‘urgent bill’

Court dismisses petition challenging ‘urgent bill’

February 6, 2015   04:24 pm

The Court of Appeals today dismissed a petition seeking an injunction preventing the adoption of the proposed draft bill for amendment to the constitution.

The petition cited that the constitutional amendments require a public referendum and that the procedure for enacting Constitutional amendments as an urgent bill would deprive the citizens an opportunity to express opinion or challenge the law.  

However, the judge-bench comprising Justices Vijith malalgoda and A.M.W. Nawaz dismissed the petition based on the grounds that the court has no authority to consider the petition.

 

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