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No barrier to voting in EVMs: HC

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:33 PM, 26 January 2020  

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The High Court on Sunday dismissed the writ petition challenging the legality of voting in EVMs in Dhaka City Corporation elections. According to the order, there is no obstacle to voting in the EVM in the city elections to be held on February 1.

The High Court Bench comprised Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Md. Khairul Alam passed the order.

Advocate Yunus Ali Akand heard the petition in the court. Deputy Attorney General Nur Us Sadiq was on behalf of the state while Dr. Md. Yasin was on behalf of the EC.

On January 22 last, Yunus Ali Akand filed a writ petition challenging the legality of voting in EVMs in the Dhaka City Corporation elections.

The lawyer said the EVM ordinance has not yet been passed in the National Assembly. In this case, voting in the EVM is invalid in the city elections. So I filed the writ.

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