BSS-12 HC for closing down unauthorised schools, madrasas

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HC for closing down unauthorised schools, madrasas

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2018 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today issued a rule
asking authorities concerned to explain why the unauthorised schools and
madrasas across the country shall not be closed down.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury
and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule after holding hearing on a writ
filed in this regard.

The court also asked officials including education secretary, director
general of Directorate of Primary Education, director of Directorate of
Secondary and Higher Education to reply to the rule within the next four
weeks.

“Many unauthorised educational institutes are running openly across the
country and some teachers of authorised schools are selling textbooks
provided by the government at free of cost at the illegal institutes,”
advocate Mohammad Faridul Islam, who moved the writ before the court, told
newsmen.

Writer Ohona Nasrin and rights activist Nasrin Sultana filed the writ in
this regard.

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