BNP holds emergency meeting as court halts Chhatra Dal council

News Desk
13 September 2019, Fri
Published: 12:17 Updated: 05:44

BNP holds emergency meeting as court halts Chhatra Dal council

Senior leaders of BNP have held an emergency meeting at the party’s Naya Paltan office on Thursday night over a court order halting the national council of its student wing, told a (Chhatra Dal) member. 

The meeting, presided over by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, was held on Thursday night, he told.

On the other hand, the Dhaka court issued temporary injunction blocking the national council, of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of BNP On Thursday morning.

The council of the student body was scheduled to be held on September 14, said the media.

Judge Nusrat Jahan Bithi of the Senior Assistant Judge Court 4 passed the order after former Chhatra Dal religious affairs secretary Md Aman Ullah filed a case with the court, told official.

And, after the hearing, the court also issued a show cause notice to the BNP secretary general and nine other leaders asking why the temporary injunction would not be imposed, they were also asked to reply to the notice within seven days, said Dhaka District Judges' Court official Md Tariqul Islam.

Being aggrieved, he filed the case citing, what he claimed, was a violation of his rights, said a Chhatra Dal member’.

Chhatra Dal's last committee, formed on October 14, 2014 with Rajib Ahsan as its president and Akramul Hasan as general secretary, was dissolved on June 3, 2019, reports, BNP.

On the other hand, Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told the media, a new committee would be formed within the next 45 days.

He also said that candidates planning to contend for various posts will have to be primary members, students of any educational institution in Bangladesh, and must have passed SSC and equivalent examinations on either the year 2000 or later on. 

He claim that the reformed rules and regulations upset a group of Chhatra Dal leaders, prompting them to stage a demonstration starting from June 10, seeking the withdrawal of the age limit.