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HC asks JU to explain separate merit list for madrasah students
The High Court on Sunday asked the Jahangirnagar University authorities to explain in two weeks why publication of a separate merit list for madrasah students in admission test to bachelor’s course in faculty of arts and humanities would not be declared illegal.
A bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir also asked the JU authorities to explain why non-inclusion of the names of madrassah students in the merit list prepared by the faculty of arts and humanities for successful candidates from science and humanities would not be declared illegal.
The university authorities were also asked to explain why they would not be directed to complete the admission process by incorporating the names of all madrasah students in the merit list prepared by the faculty of arts and humanities for candidates from the science and humanities streams.
The bench passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by JU admission seekers Sajjadul Islam, Md Nawsazzaman and Rakib Hossain.
Respondents include JU vice-chancellor, and chairman of JU admission committee, the registrar and dean of faculty of arts and humanities.
Petitioners’ lawyers Imran Siddiq and Syed Mohammad Raihan Uddin submitted in the court that there is no scope of publishing such separate merit list according to the Jahangirnagar University Ordinance.