DU students demand that the Dhaka city corporation election date be changed, polling same day as Saraswati Pooja
National Desk
January 15, 2020, 2:39 pm

Zariat Mushfique of DOT
The students of Dhaka University (DU) were protesting, starting yesterday from 4:30 PM in the Shahbagh area of the capital. The protest gridlocked the area’s traffic at a point, reports Prothom Alo. Supreme Court lawyer, Ashok Kumar Ghosh, even filed a writ petition in the High Court seeking to postpone the election due to the Saraswati Pooja. The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Mohammad Khairul Alam, however dismissed the writ after the hearing yesterday.
The court said at this stage of the two city corporation elections, there is no scope to postpone voting.

The DU Jagannath Hall authoritative body held a procession at noon yesterday as well, upon the news of the writ being dismissed spreading, more students joined them in protest at Shahbagh later on.

Varun Saha, a student, stated that setting an election date on the day of the religious festival sets a bad example for the future.

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