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HC rule over 14 state-funded film

Special Correspondent |
Update: 2019-07-31 4:59:13 PM
HC rule over 14 state-funded film
High Court, file photo

DHAKA: The High Court on Wednesday (July 31) issued a rule over breaching law while providing state grants to 14 films.

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by four filmmakers.

Lawyer Hasnat Kaiyum moved for the plea, at the courtroom.

In the rule, the court asked to reply why the decision of providing fund in three phases to make 14 films, by violating government grants giving policy-2012 (revised), won't be declared extra legal authoritative and why directions won't be issued to reconsider the decision.  

Secretary and deputy secretary to information ministry and member secretaries to full-length film and short-film grant committees were asked to reply the rule within four weeks.  

In April and May, the information ministry decided to donate for five short films and nine full-length films.  

The films are titled as-- Khijirpur-er Messi, Ekattor Jatra, Rupali Katha, Shekol Bhangar Gaan, Moyna, Swapno Mrityu Bhalobasa, Dakat Kupokat, Bilkis Ebong Bilkis, Melaghor, Raat Jaga Phool, Bidhoba-der Katha, Onteshtikriya, 1971:Sheisob Din and Ei Tumi Shei Tumi.

BDST: 1700 HRS, JUL 31, 2019

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