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Ensure use of Bangla in ads, billboards, number plates: HC asks govt

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The High Court on Monday asked the government to explain in two weeks why it would not be directed to enforce the Bengali Language Introduction Act 1987 for the use of Bangla in all offices and courts.
The court also asked the authorities to ensure use of Bangla in all types of advertisements, sign boards, bill boards and number plates of vehicles by April 1st.
The bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain passed the order after hearing a public interest litigation writ petition by Supreme Court lawyer Md Eunus Ali Akond.
Secretaries to the cabinet division, and the ministries of law, home and cultural affairs, were asked to reply to the notice in two weeks.
The writ petition filed on Sunday sought a High Court directive on the government for the enforcement of the act for use of Bangla in all offices and courts.




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