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Appellate Division orders status quo on HC verdict

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | 7:17 am | 22 times

Appellate Division orders status quo on HC verdict
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has issued a status quo for four weeks on the High Court judgment, declaring the cancellation of the Freedom Fighter quota in the first and second classes of government jobs illegal.

A five-justice bench led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order on Wednesday after hearing two petitions filed by the state and two Dhaka University students regarding the quota system’s reformation.

The court also directed the state to submit a leave-to-appeal against the High Court’s order within four weeks and urged protesting students to return to their classes, said Advocate Jahirul Islam, who represented the students.

As a result of the order, the circular issued by the government in 2018 canceling the quota for freedom fighters in first and second classes of government jobs will be reinstated, said legal experts.

After passing the order, the Supreme Court has asked agitating students to return to their classes and attend their exams. The court has also instructed all university authorities to create a congenial environment for education.

Attorney General AM Amin Uddin said there is no logic for the students to continue their protests after the order.


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