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2019-05-08 11:25:07 BdST

Identify risky school, madrasa buildings: HC


The High Court on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to detect the vulnerable buildings of primary and secondary schools, and madrasas across the country and renovate those.

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after hearing a writ petition.

LGRD and Cooperatives secretary, LGED chief engineer and additional engineer (Implement and Building Maintenance) were asked to submit a compliance report within August 21 after the making the risky buildings safe within three months.

On April 7, Barrister Humayun Kabir, on behalf of human rights organisation Law and Life Foundation, filed the writ seeking its order to identify all the risky school and madrasa buildings across the country.

The writ was filed after a third grader was killed and three more were injured as the ceiling of a government primary school collapsed on them in Taltali upazila of Barguna on April 6.

Barrister Humayun Kabir stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Saju represented the state.

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