Alexa Writ seeks stay on Ducsu polls

Dhaka, Tuesday   25 February 2020


Writ seeks stay on Ducsu polls

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:18 PM, 24 February 2019  

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A Dhaka University student filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking a stay on the process for holding election to Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) slated for March 11.

Fahmida Mazid, a master student at international relations department of the university and female student affairs secretary of central Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), submitted the writ petition saying that her name was not included in the voter list on Sunday.

In the petition, she challenged the legality of the election schedule and voter list saying that there are “anomalies” in the voter list.

She prayed to the court to issue a rule asking the Dhaka University authorities to explain why the election schedule for Ducsu polls excluding her name in the voter list should not be declared illegal.

Since the formal dissolution of Ducsu in 1998, several attempts have been made to arrange the election but all in vain.

The last polls to Ducsu and hall unions took place in 1990.