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Bangladesh August 15 Public Holiday In Front Of Supreme Court

Source: The Daily Star
Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007
Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2015


A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC), asking it to issue directives reinstating August 15 as the National Day of Mourning and a public holiday.

The HC division bench is likely to hear the writ today.

Two years ago, August 15 was marred by a general strike by Bangladesh's main opposition party demanding a public holiday to mark the death anniversary of the country's independence leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (2005-08-14).



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