Bangladesh August 15 Public Holiday In Front Of Supreme Court
Source:The Daily Star Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: 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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