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Bangladesh High Court Upholds 14th Amendment


The High Court yesterday upheld the 14th amendment to the constitution providing for 45 reserved seats for women in parliament and the law for their indirect election.

Discharging three writ petitions that challenged validity of the provision, a High Court division bench termed the amendment "not unconstitutional," clearing the way for holding the election to the reserved seats in time.

The petitioners said they would move the Appellate Division against the verdict. "We will continue our legal battle," said Farida Akhter, one of the petitioners. Parliament passed the 14th amendment in May last year, enacted the law for holding indirect election on November 29.

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