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Monday December 18, 2017 08:08 PM

SC to hear petition against reopening of Lakehead Grammar School Sunday

SC to hear petition against reopening of Lakehead Grammar School Sunday
File photo of the Lakehead Grammar School's Gulshan branch Collected from Facebook

A five-member Appellate Division bench fixed the hearing date on Thursday

The Supreme Court will hear on Sunday a petition filed by the government challenging the High Court’s order to reopen Lakehead Grammar School in Dhaka.

A five-member Appellate Division bench fixed the hearing date on Thursday after the school authorities and the government submitted two separate reports to it, said the petitioner’s counsel Rashna Imam.

On November 19, the apex court ordered Attorney General Mahbubey Alam to report to it on the school’s alleged involvement in patronising militancy and anti-liberation activities.

Alam on Thursday told the court that they had received a report from the government, adding that they need some time to go through it before submitting in court.

The report submitted by the school contained detailed information about its teachers, students and managing committee members.

On November 6, the government suspended academic activities of the school, which has several branches in the capital city, saying it was inspiring religious extremism, building extremist organisations, and carrying out activities against the state.

Later, the High Court on November 14 ordered the authorities concerned to reopen it within 24 hours. It also directed the school authorities to extend full assistance to law enforcers if they want to investigate the allegations.

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