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Parliament speaker warns against interfering with JSC work

16 June 2019, MVT 11:51
Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed. He stated that other organisations cannot interfere with the Judicial Service Commission carrying out their lawful duty. PHOTO: MIHAARU
16 June 2019, MVT 11:51

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, on Saturday, declared that other institutions could not interfere with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) carrying out its lawful duty.

While JSC called for the suspension of Supreme Court judge Abdulla Didi, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, delayed the suspension and ordered JSC not to take further action. JSC, however, declined and declared the suspension was in effect.

Speaking to the press during his current trip to Sri Lanka, former president Nasheed stated that the Supreme Court only had a say within the framework of the law.

“For other parties to interfere with matters outside of their jurisdiction is not lawful, as I see it. I believe that the parliament members will take this issue into consideration"

Nasheed acknowledged that JSC members were summoned to the parliament’s judiciary committee, and once their case was presented, the decision would be put to a vote.

He added that there was no need to bring any changes to the law regarding the matter, and that any such decisions would be made by the public.

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