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Bangladesh High Court Orders Government To Restore August 15 Public Holiday

Source: Bangladesh News 24
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009


As reported in our posts of August 6, and August 13, 2007, The High Court of Bangladesh was asked, last summer, to rule on the constitutionality of the cancelling of the August 15 annual public holiday.

The High Court finally released its judgment, earlier today, and ruled that August 15, the day of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination in 1975, be restored as national mourning day and a public holiday

The August 15 public holiday had been declared a public holiday in 1996 (1996-07-01), but this was canceled beginning in 2002 (2001-12-24).



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