Dhaka – The portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be preserved and to be on display at every courtroom across Bangladesh, according to a court order on Thursday.
A High Court bench Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order to put the portrait of Bangladesh’s independence architect at all courtrooms.
The order came after a preliminary hearing on a writ filed by a lawyer seeking display of Bangabandhu’s portrait the courtrooms.
The court also asked the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare inaction of respondents in preserving and displaying portraits of Bangabandhu at courtrooms, illegal.
The High Court asked law secretary, housing and public works secretary, finance secretary and Registrar General of the Supreme Court to reply to the rule.
Supreme Court lawyer Subir Nandi Das filed the writ on August 21.
“The court has asked the respondents to comply with its order and submit a report on this after two months,” Das said.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the war against Pakistan to liberate Bangladesh in 1971. Bangladesh won the war and Bangabandhu Sheikh Majibur Rahman was the founding president of the country.