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HC orders to remove posters, wall writings from Dhaka flyovers in two weeks

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The High Court has ordered the authorities concerned to remove all posters and wall writings from all flyovers in Dhaka within two weeks and take legal action against those involved in it.

The HC bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order on Monday after hearing a writ petition.

The HC also ordered the formation of a monitoring team within seven days which will control the pasting of posters and wall writing on flyovers, reports UNB.

The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inaction of the authorities concerned in removing posters and writings from the flyovers should not be declared illegal.

The court asked to submit a report in this regard within four weeks.

It also fixed February 27 for the next hearing.

Advocate Manzill Murshid stood for the petitioner.

Advocate Sarwar Ahad and Advocate Ripon Baroi on behalf of Bangladesh Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed the writ petition seeking the removal of posters and wall writings from flyovers.

Secretary to the Local Government Division, authorities concerned with two city corporations, chief engineer of the Local Government Division, Rajuk chairman, Dhaka Police Commissioner and others were made respondents to the rule.

According to the writ petition, as per the Graffiti Writing and Poster Sticking Control Act, 2012, no writing and posters will be allowed in any place except the designated place. Local authorities and local administration can fix a wall for writing or putting posters.

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