The election is scheduled to be held on October 23
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday overturned the High Court’s two-month stay order on the elections of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ).
Chamber judge Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order during a hearing on the writ petition.
With this order, there remains no bar to holding the election which was scheduled for October 23, said the petitioner’s lawyer, Nure Alam Ujjal.
On September 23, Mohammad Hasan Ferdous, former general secretary of Chittagong Union of Journalists, sought the stay until his name was included as a voter.
Following the petition, the High Court on September 28 issued a rule and ordered a two-month stay on the election of the BFUJ.
On October 7, Dip Azad, candidate for the director general position in the election, filed a petition seeking clearance for holding the elections on October 23.
Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, Deputy Attorney General Sheikh Md Morshed, Nure Alam Ujjal and Rafsan Alvi presented the petitioner’s side in court on Sunday.
Meanwhile, lawyers Shah Manjurul Haque, Tirtha Shalil Paul and Nurul Karim appeared for the earlier petition.
On September 25, the BFUJ published the names of candidates in different posts for the election.
The BFUJ election commission has published a final list of 33 valid candidates out of 34 nominations filed.
According to the BFUJ, about 4,000 members have been declared eligible to vote in the election.
Senior journalist Shahjahan Sardar will conduct the polls as the chief election commissioner.