Why hartal during public exams: HC
Reported by: UNBConnect
Reported on: May 02, 2012 04:39 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, May 2 (UNB) - Responding to a public interest litigation writ petition,
the High Court on Wednesday issued a twin-rule upon the leaders of major political parties and government to explain in three weeks why enforcing hartal during public examinations should not be declared illegal.
The HC also asked the respondents to explain why they should not be directed to refrain from enforcing hartal during the public examinations.
The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Awami League general secretary, the BNP secretary general, Education, Home and Parliament secretaries have been made respondents to the rule.
Issuing the twin-rule, the HC division bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain also appointed some noted lawyers as amici curiae (friends of court) to assist the court during the hearing.
Advocate M Yunus Ali Akand filed the PIL writ petition challenging the legality of enforcing hartal during the public examinations in the country.