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SC Dismisses Writ Challenging President Shahabuddin’s Election, Imposes Tk 1 Lakh Fine!

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Appellate Division of Supreme Court slams “illogical” writ petition, fines petitioner Tk 1 Lakh.

In a groundbreaking verdict, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejected a writ petition challenging the legality of Md Shahabuddin’s election as the country’s president. Led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, the eight-member bench passed the order, delivering a resounding blow to the petitioner Advocate MA Aziz. Citing the frivolous nature of the writ petition, the court imposed a hefty fine of Tk 1 lakh, emphasizing that the petitioner had wasted the court’s valuable time.

The esteemed bench consisted of Justice Md. Nuruzzaman, Justice Obaidul Hassan, Justice Borhanuddin, Justice M. Enayetur Rahim, Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam, Justice Md. Abu Zafor Siddique, and Justice Jahangir Hossain. During the proceedings, Advocate MA Aziz Khan represented the petitioner, while Attorney General MA Amin Uddin defended the state’s interests.

The saga began on March 7 when a writ petition was filed challenging the legality of the election process and the publication of the gazette notification by the Election Commission regarding Shahabuddin’s presidency. Seeking a stay order on the operation of the gazette notification, the petitioner aimed to challenge the legitimacy of the entire electoral process.

However, on March 15, the High Court rejected the writ petition, prompting an appeal to be filed against the HC’s decision on March 21. Now, with the Appellate Division’s resolute stance, the writ petition has been definitively dismissed, leaving Shahabuddin’s election untouched.

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UGC Closes All Universities Amid Quota Reform Protests

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has mandated the closure of all public and private universities in Bangladesh until further notice, citing concerns over student safety amidst the ongoing quota reform movement.

A press release, signed by UGC Secretary Dr. Ferdous Zaman, specified that academic activities at all public and private universities, as well as medical, textile, engineering colleges, and other affiliated institutions, will be suspended indefinitely.

The decision aligns with directives from the Education Ministry, as stated in the release.

Additionally, the UGC has ordered students to vacate their halls of residence.

This announcement follows violent clashes that resulted in at least six fatalities and numerous injuries among quota protesters, police, and Chhatra League members across the country.

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DMP Raids BNP HQ: 7 Arrested, Explosives Found

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In a midnight raid at the BNP headquarters in Nayapaltan, Dhaka, the Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested at least seven activists from the BNP and its affiliated organizations, officials confirmed.

The DB chief, Harun Or Rashid, who led the operation, stated that the raid resulted in the recovery of around 100 crude bombs, 500 sticks, and five to six bottles of petrol. “We conducted this operation following the arson of a bus in front of Jatiya Press Club,” Harun Or Rashid informed journalists at a subsequent press briefing.

Rashid further alleged that certain groups were attempting to divert the ongoing quota reform movement for their own agendas. “We have identified those responsible and will proceed with their arrests soon,” he asserted.

Among those detained was Ronakul Islam Shrabon, a former president of Chhatra Dal.

Law enforcement officers arrived at the BNP office shortly after several explosions were reported nearby.

Reacting to the raid, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, in a virtual conference, accused the government of conducting the raid to misdirect the quota reform movement. Rizvi also alleged that the items “recovered” during the raid were planted by law enforcers.

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Holy Ashura Today

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Today marks the 10th of Muharram, known as the holy day of Ashura. This day, steeped in the tragic and heart-wrenching events of Karbala, holds immense religious significance for the global Muslim community. Every year, the Muslim world observes this day with solemnity and reverence through various religious activities and programs.

On the occasion of Ashura, President Md. Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages highlighting its significance.

In his message, President Md. Shahabuddin stated that the holy Ashura is a significant and mournful day for the entire Muslim Ummah. He paid deep respect to the martyrs of Karbala, including the beloved grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).

President Shahabuddin remarked that on the 10th of Muharram in the year 61 Hijri, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), his family members, and close companions were martyred in the battle of Karbala by the treacherous forces of Yazid. This supreme sacrifice to uphold the noble ideals of Islam will forever remain luminous in history.

He further added that the eternal message of Ashura, remembered through the sorrowful events of Karbala, inspires us to stand firm against injustice and oppression and motivates us to pursue truth and beauty. He expressed his hope that the great teachings of Ashura would be reflected in everyone’s lives.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message on Ashura, said, “Holy Ashura is a deeply mournful, significant, and revered day for the Muslim Ummah worldwide. On the 10th of Muharram in the year 61 Hijri, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), and his family faced a tragic martyrdom at the hands of the conspiratorial and barbaric forces of Yazid on the banks of the Euphrates in Karbala.”

She extended her best wishes for the success of all Ashura observance programs organized at the national mosque Baitul Mukarram, by the Islamic Foundation, and among communities both in the country and abroad.

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