Friday, 21 January 2011

Violence Against Minority: HC asks govt to place report on its measures

The High Court yesterday (January 20) directed the government to submit a report on the steps that the government has taken over the torture of and violence against minority people of Shailkupa in Jhenidah district to this court by January 26.

An HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain ordered the deputy commissioner (DC) and superintendent of police (SP) of Jhenidah to place the report.
The HC order followed a writ petition filed by Bangladesh Human Rights Foundation (BHRF) on January 19 as a public interest litigation. Earlier, newspapers reported the torture and violence after election to Shailkupa municipality on January 13.
The petitioner sought directives from the HC on the government to take necessary steps to protect the victims.
Advocate Alena Khan appeared for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General ABM Altaf Hossain stood for the governmentDetails

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