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HC orders govt to announce ‘Joy Bangla’ as national slogan in three months

  • Staff Correspondent,
    Published: 2020-03-10 13:16:37 BdST

The High Court has ordered the government to announce ‘Joy Bangla’ as the national slogan in three months.

Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order on Tuesday after settling a rule on a writ petition filed two years ago.

Lawyer Bashir Ahmed appeared for the petitioners in court. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar represented the state.

“We are declaring that Joy Bangla will be the national slogan of Bangladesh. The concerned defendants will take appropriate measures to ensure that the constitutional office-holders and all state officials use the slogan on all national days and in appropriate cases, at the end of their speeches in state programmes,” the court said.

“The government must take appropriate measures to ensure that the students of all educational institutions use the Joy Bangla slogan at the end of assemblies.”