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HC copy over violence sent to Khaleda's office
Observer Online Desk
Published : Saturday, 28 February, 2015,  Time : 10:45 PM,  View Count : 0
A copy of a High Court rule over the ongoing violence across the country in the name of hartal and blockade has
been sent to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office.

An MLSS of the Supreme Court’s writ section, Humayun Islam Khan, carried the copy of the High Court rule to Khaleda’s Gulshan office on Friday, her media wing member Shamsuddin Didar told UNB on Saturday.

Didar said he received the copy of the rule and sent it to Khaleda’s chamber on the 1st floor of her office.

The BNP chief has been staying at her Gulshan office since January 3.

Khaleda Zia is one of the 162 respondents of the two writ petition filed by Shafiul Alam Khan Baku, president of the managing committee Ispahani High School, Keraniganj seeking steps for holding the examinations exams in a violence-free environment while Shahinur Islam Shaheen, a resident of Keraniganj, filed the another petition seeking an end to violence on February 15.

Following the writ petitions, an HC Division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ATM Saifur Rahman asked the government to take necessary steps to stop the ongoing violence across the country in the name of hartal and blockade.

It also asked the government to ensure a violence-free environment for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees and take stern actions against those who have been creating impediment towards holding the ongoing SCC and its equivalent examinations.

Meanwhile, the HC also issued a separate rule asking the government to explain as to why BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and its alliance leaders would not be directed to provide compensations to victims of hartal and blockade programmes.


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