SC clears way for holding BFUJ polls on October 23

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for holding elections to the executive posts of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) on October 23 — as per schedule.

Justice Obaidul Hassan, chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, stayed a September 28 High Court order that halted the elections following a writ petition.

The apex court judge delivered the order after holding a hearing on the petition filed by journalist, Dip Azad, seeking clearance for holding the elections on October 23.

Dip Azad’s lawyer, ABM Noor-A-Alam Uzzal, told The Daily Star that there is no legal barrier for holding the BFUJ elections on October 23 following the SC chamber judge’s order.

Justice Obaidul Hassan, however, asked the writ petitioner to move his prayer to the labour court for necessary directives.

Attorney General, AM Amin Uddin, and Additional Attorney General, Sk Md Morshed, also appeared for Dip Azad during a virtual hearing of the stay petition.

Dip Azad, head of news of Nagorik TV and a candidate for the post of secretary-general of BFUJ, submitted the petition on October 6 through Noor-A-Alam.

The HC, on September 28, stayed the process of holding BFUJ elections for two months on charges of irregularities in the voter list.

Source: The Daily Star

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