Order to preserve 5 percent Muktijoddha quota in medical admission
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 1 February 2024: The High Court has directed to reserve 5 percent seats in Mukti Jodha quota in MBBS and BDS courses in Medical and Dental Colleges for new students admission policy-2024. The High Court has asked to keep the quota of 5 percent freedom fighters in publishing the results of the admission test in all the medical colleges of the country on February 9.
It has also been directed to adhere strictly to this year's exams. At the same time, the court has also issued a ruling asking why the policy of 5 percent freedom fighter quota should not be followed.
After hearing the writ filed in this regard on Thursday, the bench consisting of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice Atabullah gave the order. Barrister Muntasir Uddin Ahmed heard the writ in court. On the other hand, Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy, Assistant Attorney General Salim Azad and Assistant Attorney General Anich ul Mawa Arzu were on the side of the state.
Barrister Muntasir Uddin Ahmed said that the concerned parties had made a policy of 2 percent in the medical admission test. The court asked for 5 percent mension in that policy today. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court also did not intervene after the High Court had earlier asked it to maintain 5 percent. On February 12, 2015, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court also upheld the verdict of Muktijoddha quota of 5 percent.
Earlier, lawyer Muntasir Uddin Ahmed, son of a brave freedom fighter named Ahidul Islam and the leader of the generation council, filed a writ challenging the legality of keeping 2 percent quota in medical admissions. The court gave this order after the preliminary hearing of the writ.
Prior to the writ, an application was made to the Ministry of Freedom Fighters in this regard, so that the 5 percent quota is reserved. A writ was filed for non-response.
The policy states, '2 percent of the total seats will be reserved for children and children of freedom fighters. However, if the seat of this quota is vacant, this seat can be filled by admitting students on the basis of merit from the general quota.