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High Court issues rule against foreign flag hoisting

  • Published at 10:53 pm July 9th, 2018
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In the rule, the court also wanted to know as to why they should not be directed to publicize in people's interest the rules of hoisting the national flag and the foreign ones as per the Bangladesh Flag Rules.

The High Court on Monday issued a rule seeking an explanation as to why the inactiveness of the authorities concerned to stop the hoisting of foreign flags in the country should not be declared illegal.
 
In the rule, the court also wanted to know as to why they should not be directed to publicize in people's interest the rules of hoisting the national flag and the foreign ones as per the Bangladesh Flag Rules.
 
The division bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Salim issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation.


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Four people, including Home, Liberation War Affairs and Information secretaries, have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in two weeks.
 
Earlier on June 25, Dhaka University teacher Dr Manjurul Haq and 12 others filed a writ with the High Court seeking its directive to ban unauthorized hoisting of foreign flags across the country during the Fifa World Cup.
 
According to the rules of People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1972, there are restrictions on the use of foreign flags.
 
Any foreign and national flag will have to hoisted in two separate pillars but football fans are seen to hoist foreign and national flags in a single pillar where a small size of the national flag is hoisted atop.
 
The size of the nation and foreign flag would be of equal size.