HC halts recruitment of six teachers to JU
The High Court yesterday stayed the process of recruitment of six teachers for Jahangirnagar University's philosophy department till June 20.
The court also asked JU authorities to submit relevant documents regarding appointments of the teachers through their lawyer by the date.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order during hearing a writ petition filed challenging the JU authorities' move to recruit the six lecturers.
Lawyers Aneek R Haque and Syeda Nasrin appeared for the writ petitioners while Deputy Attorney General Arobinda Kumar Roy represented the state and lawyer Cumar Debul Dey argued for JU.
JU authorities issued a circular on February 11 for appointing six lecturers to its philosophy department.
Four teachers of the department -- Prof Dr Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan, Prof Dr ASM Anwarullah Bhuiyan, Prof Md Zakir Hossain and Assistant Prof Abdus Satter -- on June 10 filed the writ petition with the HC, challenging the circular.
They said JU authorities issued the circular when the country was not under lockdown situation.
After four months into issuance of the circular the applicants during a lockdown on June 7, 2021 suddenly received a text message to attend virtual viva voce on June 12 for the appointment and therefore, the whole department and the petitioners had no idea about it, they said in the petition.