Coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Junaid Saki was injured in an attack allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Tuesday evening. He was attacked when he went to the hospital to visit people wounded in the deadly fire incident in Sitakunda container depot. Several other leaders and activists of Ganasanghati Andolan were also injured in the attack. Junaid Saki alleged that some BCL men attacked them after the visited the burnt injured at CMCH. “We first visited fire-ravaged Sitakunda depot and later visited the wounded people at the hospital. At one stage, some BCL men attacked us leaving at least 20 leaders and activists of seven political parties injured,” he said. Two police personnel saved them but the rest police members remained inactive during the attack, he alleged. READ: Junaid Saki files contempt of court case against CEC Junaid Saki is now undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the port city. Bangladesh Gana Odhikar Parishad senior joint convener Rashed Khan was among the injured. Denying the allegation, Chattogram city Chhatra League general secretary Zakaria Dastagir said BCL men were not involved in the incident.
The High Court has issued a contempt of court rule against Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal for failure to register Ganasanghati Andolan as a political party despite its earlier order. The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order on Thursday following a petition by Gonosonhoti Andolon chief coordinator Zonayed Saki. The HC also issued a rule to the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to take punitive action against CEC. Also read: Junaid Saki files contempt of court case against CEC Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for Zunaid. On April 11, 2019, the HC passed an order to provide registration to Ganasanghati Andolan as a political party. But the Election Commission is yet to comply with the court order. On December 28, 2017, Ganasanghati Andolan filed a petition seeking registration for the party. “Despite having a clear order in this regard, the authorities concerned did not take any initiative yet,” said Jyotirmoy. Also read: President appoints former defence secretary Kazi Habibul Awal as the new CEC Zonayed filed a petition on February 10, seeking punitive action against the CEC.
Coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Junaid Saki on Thursday filed a contempt of court case against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda for not registering his organization as a political party following the High Court’s order. Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua filed the case on behalf of Saki at the HC seeking punishment against the CEC in this regard. On December 28, 2017 Ganasanghati Andolan sent an application to the EC for registering it as a political organisation to which the commission replied on June 19, 2018, in a letter saying it cannot be done. Also read: Search committee asks political parties to suggest names for CEC, ECs Followed by receiving the rejection letter Junaid Saki filed a writ petition at the HC in this regard. On April 11, 2019, The High Court ordered the organisation to complete the legal procedures to provide license to Gansanghati Andolan within 30 days. Even after receiving clear direction and order from the court the EC did not take any step in this regard within the provided deadline. On October 10, last year, after getting no results contacting the EC several times a legal notice was sent to CEC KM Nurul Huda. Also read: Gazette published fixing eligibility and ineligibility criteria for CEC, election commissioners Receiving no response even to the letter the case was filed today, said Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua.