Contempt petition filed against DU top guns for not holding DUCSU polls

Newage youth desk | Published: 00:00, Sep 16,2018


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On Wednesday, September 12, fifteen former students of University of Dhaka DU filed a petition for charging DU vice-chancellor, proctor and treasurer with contempt of court for violating a High Court order asking them to hold Dhaka University Central Students Union election.

Petitioners’ lawyer Manzill Murshid told the reporters that the vacation High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam would hear the petition on Sunday, New Age reports said.

The petition was filed against Dhaka University vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman, proctor AKM Golam Rabbani and treasurer Kamal Uddin as the university on September 9, in reply to the legal notice issued on September 4, said nothing about what steps they had taken so far to hold the DUCSU polls.

Earlier, on Tuesday, September 4, Supreme Court lawyer Murshid served a legal notice asking the DU authorities to take steps to hold DUCSU polls in seven days. He also threatened that the top guns of DU will face a petition should they fail to comply with the High Court’s order in seven days.    

On January 17, the High Court bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan asked the Dhaka University authorities to take steps for holding DUCSU polls at a ‘suitable time, preferably within six months.’

The Justice Talukder and Justice Alam bench had observed that the legitimate expectations of DU students to cast their vote had been violated by not holding DUCSU elections in over 27 years in a row since 1990 though the Dhaka University Order 1973 required holding the elections every year.

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