Vol. 4 Num 76 Mon. August 11, 2003  

HC stays govt notification on age limit of deed writers

The High Court on Saturday stayed for three months a government notification issued on May 31 regarding age limit of deed writers.

The court also issued rule asking the government to show cause in three weeks why the notification published in the Bangladesh Gazette Extraordinary on May 31, 2003 which amends the rule of 1973 and inserts the words "and whose age does not exceed 65 years" should not be declared illegal.

A division bench comprising Justice M A Wahab Miah and Justice Shameem Hasnain passed the order upon a writ petition moved before the court.

Mohammad Nazrul Islam, convenor of Bangladesh Dalil Lekhok Samity filed the petition.

Advocate Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan moved the petition on behalf of the petitioner.