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High Court issues rule to stop bullying at educational institutes

  • Published at 07:01 pm August 22nd, 2021
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The court also orders a probe into the death of an Ideal School and College student due to bullying

The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks their inaction in stopping bullying at educational institutions across the country. 

The High Court division virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after holding a hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard. 

“The court in its ruling asked why it should not pass an order to formulate a policy or guidelines to prevent bullying at academic institutions,” said Advocate Md Tanvir Ahmed, who moved the court.

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The High Court also ordered a probe into the death of Azwad Ahnaf Karim.

Azwad, a class 10 student of Ideal School and College’s Banasree branch, allegedly died from bulimia and anorexia after suffering constant bullying from his classmates and teachers for being overweight. 

The court asked the Dhaka district education officer to submit an investigation report within 60 working days.