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Communal attacks: Writ petition seeks judicial inquiry

  • Published at 11:46 pm October 26th, 2021
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The hearing may take place on Wednesday

A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking directions for a judicial inquiry into the attacks on Hindu temples and houses across the country during Durga Puja.  

Two lawyers, including advocate Anup Kumar Saha, filed the writ petition on Tuesday, said Jyotirmoy Barua, counsel for the petitioners.

The hearing for the writ might be held on Wednesday at High Court bench of Justice Mojibur Rahman Miah and Justice Kamrul Hossain Mollah, he said.


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Jyotirmoy Barua said that instructions have been sought to ensure the safety of the Hindu community, rehabilitate the victims providing compensation and take departmental action against the police officers who failed to provide security to the community. Besides, BTRC has also been asked to remove posts and videos from the online platform that have affected the communal harmony.

Home secretary, law secretary, information, communication and technology secretary, social welfare secretary, inspector general of police, chairman of BTRC, DC and SP of Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Rangpur and Feni have been named as the respondents in the petition.

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