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HC scraps 10pc quota system for including real FFs in gazette

November 26, 2021 00:00:00

The High Court (HC) Thursday scrapped a Jatiya Muktijoddha Council (Jamuka) provision keeping 10 per cent quota system for including real Freedom Fighters (FFs) in the official gazette, reports BSS.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice Muhammad Mahbub Ul Islam passed the order after holding hearing on separate writ petitions filed in this regard.

Jamuka on April 18, 2019, issued a circular, saying for including Freedom Fighters in official gazette; authorities cannot include more than 10 per cent of the existing number of gazetted Freedom Fighters under each upazila.

"The writ petitioners were included in the 'Ka' list of Freedom Fighters by the upazila verification committee in 2017. But because of this 10 per cent quota system, many of them were left out of the gazette, forcing them to challenge the circular with the High Court," Advocate Toufik Inam Tipu, who moved the petitions before the court, told newsmen.

The lawyer said none can regulate the number of real Freedom Fighters through any act. It is unconstitutional also. The number of real Freedom Fighters can be more or less than 10 per cent of those who have already been gazetted.

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