Thursday, 2 December 2010

SC stayed HC order on Madrasa students' DU admission test

BLHouse Report

The Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division on December 1 halted a High Court order that stayed effectiveness of preconditions imposed by Dhaka University (DU) restricting Madrsah students to get admitted in 10 departments.

Advocate ASM Mezbah Uddin, DU lawyer, told reporters that following the order, there was no legal bar now for DU authorities to continue process of the admission test with the preconditions.

Chamber Judge Surandra Kumar Sinha stayed the HC order for six weeks following a leave-to-appeal filed by DU authorities against the HC order.

The court of the Chamber Judge also directed DU authorities to file a regular appeal against the HC order and set March 10, 2011 for hearing on it at the full bench, said lawyers.

The DU authorities imposed a condition of having courses of 200 compulsory marks in both Bangla and English at SSC and HSC or equivalent levels as a criterion of getting chance in 10 departments.

As the students came from Madrasah where the two subjects are taught with only 100 marks, they became victims by the DU decision.

On November 11, three Madrasah students jointly filed the Writ petition with the HC challenging the DU decision.

Following the Writ, HC stayed the decision of DU authorities.

It also issued a rule upon the DU authorities to explain why their decision should not be declared illegal.

Challenging stay order of the HC, DU authorities recently filed the leave-to-appeal petition, following which the Chamber Judge stayed the HC order yesterday.

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