SC extends stay order on reopening Lakehead school

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The Supreme Court on Sunday extended a stay order for 10 more days on the High Court order that had directed the authorities concerned to reopen all the branches of Lakehead Grammar School.

Five-member Appellate Division bench led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah extended the stay.

The court also asked the state counsel to file a regular leave to appeal to the Appellate Division against the HC order.

Earlier in the day, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam submitted an intelligence report about the Lakehead Grammar School to the apex court.

Barrister AF Hasan Arif and Barrister Akter Imam represented the Lakehead Grammar School during the hearing.

On November 16, Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain stayed until November 19 the HC order for reopening the Lakehead Grammar School after hearing an appeal of the government filed by the Attorney General.

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

The HC, on November 7, 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.

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