HC asks government to stop violence in name of blockade

The High Court on Sunday asked the government to take necessary steps to stop ongoing violence, anarchy and subversive activities in the name of hartal and blockade.
It also asked the government to explain why these killings and arsons shall not be declared illegal.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman came up with the orders after holding hearing on writs filed by Shafiul Azam Khan Barku, chairman of the managing committee of Ispahani School in Keraniganj, and Shahinur Rahman Shahin, a businessman from the same area.
Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam, advocates Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Abdul Baset Majumder, Abdul Matin Khasru and Sahara Khatun moved for the writs before the court.
More than hundred people including home secretary, law secretary, foreign secretary, inspector general of police,
director general of RAB, director general of BGB, DMP commissioner, BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam, Bikalpa Dhara chairman Dr
AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury were made respondents in the writs.
The HC in its rule asked why calling hartal on January 5 and continuing it till now, calling hartal, blockade during the SSC examinations shall not be declared illegal. The court also asked
why order shall not be issued to compensate the victims of hartal and blockade by the people, who call such destructive programs. – BSS