Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Include independence proclamation in textbooks: HC

The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not pass order to include proclamation of independence in textbooks of all educational institutions.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order, also asking to form an expert committee in this regard, reports BSS.

“The committee has to file its report before the court within 90 days,”

writ petitioner Advocate Uttom Lahiri told BSS.

Advocate Nahid Sultana Juthi moved the writ before the court, while Advocate Shakila Rowshon, Advocate Shagufta Tabassum Ahmed and Advocate ABM Shahjahan Akand Masum assisted her. Deputy Attorney General Bipul Baghmar stood for the state. Advocate Uttom Lahiri filed the writ on December 2, pleading for court’s direction in this regard. 10 officials concerned including primary and mass education secretary and home affairs secretary were made respondents in the writ.