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- Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday fixed October 10 for hearing the government’s plea filed against the High Court (HC) order that declared the mobile court, conducted by the executive magistrates, illegal and contradictory to the Constitution. A six-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, fixed the date in the morning. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said there is no bar to carry on mobile court till October 10. Earlier on May 11, the High Court declared illegal of the operation of mobile court by the executive magistrate. On May 14, the Chamber Judge stayed the HC order in response to an appeal filed by the government till May 18. On May 21, the SC adjourned the verdict of the High Court till July 2. The SC, on July 4, extended its earlier order for two weeks staying the High Court verdict.
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Opposing EC in public, BNP getting ready to join its dialogue
Though it has been opposing the KM Nurul Huda-led Election Commission (EC) since its formation, BNP is going to join its dialogue to place the party’s set of proposals, including deployment of army with magistracy power at least one week before the polls.
It also seeks a level-playing field and restoration of the pre-2008 delimitation of 300 parliamentary seats.
Party senior leaders said they have almost completed their all-out preparations, including making the written proposals for ensuring fair polls, to join the EC dialogue.
They said once the party receives the invitation letter from the EC for the talks, a BNP delegation is likely to meet the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with a request to fix their meeting schedule on a convenient day in September so that their Chairperson can return home from the UK by the time.
BNP standing committee members will hold a meeting before joining the talks to finalise the party’s proposals for the talks and other issues. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is supposed to lead the party delegation during the talks with the EC.