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12:49 PM, September 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:09 PM, September 17, 2019

No bar for Fouzia to join as Viqarunnisa principal

The High Court today cleared the way for newly appointed principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) Prof Fouzia Rezwan to join her post.

The court lifted its stay order on her joining to the post of principal and also issued a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why the appointment of Prof Fouzia should not be declared illegal. 

The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and Md Khairul Alam passed the order and issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond challenging the legality of the appointment of Prof Fouzia.

The petition said the governing body of VNSC is the authority to appoint its principal as per relevant regulations, while the government has authority to appoint teachers.

But the government illegally appointed Fouzia as principal of the institution on September 15, although it has no jurisdiction to do so, he said in the petition.

The High Court yesterday stayed till today the joining of Prof Fouzia Rezwan.

Principal of Viqarunnisa Nazneen Ferdous and two other teachers of the institution were removed last year over suicide of Aritry Adhikari, a student of the school.

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