DHAKA: The High Court on Tuesday ordered to use "Joy Bangla" slogan in all the state programmes including the Victory Day and Independence Day.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader pass the order and also fixed January 14 for further hearing on the writ petition.
The lawyers later informed that the high officials of the state will come under the obligation of pronouncing the slogan during starting and after the completion of any state function from the next Victory Day (Dec 16).
A writ petition was filed on December 4, 2017 by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed saying "Joy Bangla" was the slogan of freedom fighters as well as all people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971.
It will be a symbol of national spirit and patriotism among the future generation if it becomes the national slogan, he said.
Upon the writ a rule was issued by the bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah asking the government that why the slogan would not be declared as the national one.
The respondents to the rule were secretaries to the cabinet division, Law Ministry and Education Ministry.
BDST: 1930 HRS, DEC 10, 2019