The Supreme Court has stayed Dhaka University’s vice-chancellor elect panel that was formed amid protest from a quarter of students.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division passed the order Thursday morning.
The bench asked the High Court to dispose of by four weeks its rule that was issued over the legality of university’s senate meeting which formed the panel.
It also said current Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique can continue to fulfil his duties until the rule is settled.
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On July 29, the Dhaka University Senate nominated a three-member panel of candidates for the post of vice-chancellor.
Of the 105 senators, only 48 were present when the panel was nominated. As per the DU Order, the president of the country, who is the ex-officio chancellor, will select one of the three as the vice-chancellor.
Incumbent VC AAMS Arefin Siddique, Treasurer Prof Kamal Uddin and former Blue panel convener Prof Abdul Aziz are in the panel.
Several teachers and registered graduates tried to block this process by filing a writ with the High Court, but it moved forward after an Appellate Division chamber judge withdrew the High Court’s stay order.
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