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HC for declaring March 7 a national day

  • Published at 05:33 pm November 20th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:15 pm November 20th, 2017
HC for declaring March 7 a national day
The High Court has issued a ruling upon the government asking why directives should not be given to set up a sculpture of the iconic posture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during his historic March 7 Speech and a museum at the place where Bangabandhu delivered his historic speech. In the ruling, the division bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohamamd Ullah also asked why March 7 should not be declared as a National Day. Six secretaries – including that of the Cabinet, Finance, Public Works, Culture and Education – were made respondents to the rule. Besides, the court asked the cabinet secretary to submit a comprehensive report by December 12 on the steps taken following the issuance of the rule. Advocate Dr Basir Ahmed filed a writ on Sunday seeking the court’s directives to reinstate the stage at the place where Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had delivered the March 7 Speech. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on October 30 recognized Bangabandhu's historic March 7 as part of the world's documentary heritage.