It's clear from the ruckus in the Supreme Court that the BNP has no respect for the rule of law, Law Minister Anisul Huq said before adding legal actions will be taken against chaos-makers.
"Let me make it very clear that the government will not allow anybody to insult or humiliate any institution of Bangladesh," he told the media on Thursday (Dec 5).
His remarks came hours after pro-BNP lawyers stirred a ruckus in the courtroom after the six-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain deferred a hearing on Khaleda Zia's bail appeal as the hospital authorities sought time to file a report on her health.
The court set Dec 11 as the deadline for the medical report before fixing Dec 12 to issue the next order in the matter.
Pro-BNP lawyers raised a hullabaloo in the courtroom pressing for an earlier hearing date.
Disgruntled junior lawyers blocked the courtroom doors as raising slogans, leading the judges to leave the courtroom.
They returned to the courtroom over an hour later but couldn't resume proceedings with Chief Justice Hossain describing the ruckus as "unprecedented behaviour".
Speaking to reporters at his Gulshan residence, Law Minister Huq pro-BNP lawyers have tried to create chaos in create in several previous occasions whenever a court order or verdict were not in favour of them.
"It's clear from their actions that the BNP has no respect for the rule of law. They are not loyal to the highest constitutional bodies of the country," he said.
The government is responsible to safeguard the law and order situation in the county for the sake of the people's safety, Huq said before adding, "The government will be forced to take legal actions against those who behave like this.”