Court halts JCD’s national council session

BNP condemns court order alleging government plot

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:28, Sep 13,2019


A Dhaka Court on Thursday suspended the sixth council session of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, scheduled for Saturday.

BNP, in an emergency press conference at the party central office at Naya Paltan in the city at 11:00pm protested and condemned the decision alleging that such an order came since there was a deep-rooted conspiracy against the BNP by the government while the councillors of the session had already arrived in the city.

The judge at Dhaka assistant judge’s court IV, Nusrat Jahan Bithi, passed the order responding to a petition filed by Aman Ullah, a leader of the organisation’s dissolved committee, said Dhaka court’s nazir Tariqul Islam.

The court also asked all 10 defendants in the case to explain in seven days why the JCD central council session would not be suspended.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Mirza Abbas and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and joint secretary general Moazzem Hossain Alal were among the 10 defendants,  Tariqul said.

He said the notice was reached the BNP central office at Naya Paltan in the capital and an official at the office received the notice in the evening.

In his petition, Aman Ullah sought suspension of the council session scheduled for tomorrow as an unstable situation might be created if the council session took place.

He said the BNP had dissolved the central committee on June 3 and set an age limit for anyone vying for the post of JCD central leadership which triggered resentment within the organisation and led to the agitation.

In a sequel to the movement against the BNP’s decision by Chhatra Dal dissidents, the BNP on June 23 expelled 12 senior leaders for their involvement in ‘anti-organisational activities.’

Chhatra Dal’s last committee was formed on October 14, 2014, with Rajib Ahsan as its president and Akramul Hasan as general secretary.

Addressing the press conference at the party central office at night, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said that Aman was neither a candidate nor a councillor in Saturday’s council and suspension as per his appeal was illogical.

Such an order came as per the government’s plot and a part of the government’s master plan, he alleged.

He alleged that the government snatched democracy and could not tolerate any democratic practice any more. ‘It will be considered a chapter of Awami League government’s politics of vengeance,’ he concluded.

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