12:00 AM, September 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:59 AM, September 05, 2018

Ducsu Polls

Lawyer's notice warns DU of contempt charges

A Supreme Court (SC) lawyer yesterday sent a notice to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor, proctor and treasurer for taking steps to hold Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) election within seven days.

Advocate Manzill Murshid served the notice saying a case for contempt of court will be filed against the respondents if they do not take step in seven days for holding the Ducsu election.

On January 17 this year, the HC directed the respondents to hold Ducsu election in six months, following a writ petition filed by 25 DU students.

The court also ordered the home ministry to provide necessary assistance to DU authorities to maintain law and order during the polls.

The HC order was officially sent to the respondents in February this year, the lawyer said, adding, that the stipulated time for holding elections ended in August.

But, the authorities have not taken any step for holding the polls, which has created grounds for a contempt of court case against them, Advocate Manzill said.

The last election took place on June 6, 1990.

Students have been demanding the polls for a long time.

Due to the absence of Ducsu, which played a vital role in all democratic movements of the country, students are being deprived of their rights, they said.