HC order on rescheduling Dhaka City polls today

Sun Online Desk

14th January, 2020 12:47:31 printer

HC order on rescheduling Dhaka City polls today

The High Court has fixed Tuesday (Jan 14) noon to declare its decision over rescheduling voting to the Dhaka North and South City corporations.

The hearing on a writ petition filed with the High Court seeking a directive on the Election Commission to defer the date of Dhaka city corporation elections slated for January 30 ended on Monday.

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Md Khairul Alam set Tuesday for passing the judgement after concluding hearing.

Earlier on Sunday, Supreme Court lawyer Ashoke Kumar Ghosh submitted the petition before the HC requesting the court to order the EC to defer the election date for a week.

In the petition, he said that Saraswati Puja, one of the religious festivals of the Hindu community, will take place at almost all the academic institutions in Dhaka city.

Election materials will be set up in the institutions for holding the election. Therefore, the puja will be hampered, which is contradictory to the religious sentiment, he mentioned in the petition.

On December 22, the Election Commission announced that the elections of Dhaka south and north city corporations will be held on January 30.