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HC order for reopening Lakehead Grammar School stayed

Published on: 8:45 pm - Wednesday | November 15, 2017

The Supreme court on Wednesday stayed until November 19 the High Court order that had directed the authorities concerned to reopen all the branches of Lakehead Grammar School in the capital.

Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order hearing an appeal of the government filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.

The court also sent the matter to the regular bench of the Appellate Division for hearing.

Earlier on Tuesday, A High Court bench ordered the authorities to reopen all the branches of the school within 24 hours.

On November 7, the HC issued a rule asking the government to explain why suspension of academic activities of the three branches of the school would not be declared illegal.

Barrister Rashna Imam filed three writ petitions on behalf of Khaled Hasan Matin, new owner of the school and guardians of 12 students of the school.

On November 6, the government suspended the academic functions of Lakehead Grammar School at Dhanmondi branch and two other branches at Gulshan on charges of patronising religious extremism and militancy.

According to the Education Ministry, the school was running without approval from the ministry. UNB

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