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Writ filed seeking stay on DCC poll process
 
DHAKA, April 15 (BSS) - A writ petition was filed with the High Court Division of the Supreme Court seeking stay on the electoral process of Dhaka City Corporations (North and South).

Advocate Asaduzzaman Siddique on behalf of the Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) today filed the petition saying that the election commission (EC) did not comply with the electoral rules properly.

A High Court bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain ordered the authorities concerned to stay the electoral process until hearing on the
petition.

The HC also fixed Monday for hearing the petition.

Earlier, the HRPB sent a legal notice to the Chief Election
Commissioner (CEC) to stop the election process that went
unheeded.

The Election Commission (EC) on April 9 announced that the DCC (North and South) elections would be held on May 24.

As per the rules of Local Government (City Corporations) Act 2009, the EC has to demarcate the wards of the new city corporations and to publish the names and numbers of the wards through a gazette notification before holding the election, petitioner's counsel Advocate Monzil Morshed said.
 
 
 
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