HC declares “Joy Bangla” as national slogan

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Dhaka, Mar 10: The High Court (HC) has declared “Joy Bangla” as the national slogan of Bangladesh.A bench of Justice F R M Nazmul Ahsan and Justice K M Kamrul Quader passed the order after hearing rule on Tuesday.

The court has directed the state using the slogan at the beginning and end of every state programmes.

On December 4, 2017, a writ petition was filed by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed saying “Joy Bangla” was the slogan of freedom fighters as well as all people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971.

Upon the writ a rule was issued by the bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah asking the government that why the slogan would not be declared as the national one.

Secretaries to the cabinet division, Law Ministry and Education Ministry were made respondents to the rule.