For the third time, visually-impaired Sudip Das has to sit for the recruitment of the test for assistant judge under the Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC) without keeping a writer with him.
The preliminary test of the 13th BJSC will be held tomorrow.
Sudip filed a writ petition with the high court seeking permission to keep a writer during the test. But the apex court excluded the writ petition from the daily cause list without any hearing on Thursday.
However, Sudip Das, who has LLB and LLM degrees from Chittagong University, has decided to take the exam without any help of a writer.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Najmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader was supposed to hear on the writ petition today.
Advocate Kumar Debul Dey filed the petition for Sudip.
On Tuesday, a private TV channel aired a report titled "For visually-impaired people, becoming a judge may not be allowed" on Sudip.
This report was attached to the writ petition.
In the recruitment tests under the Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission, there is no provision for visually-impaired people to have a writer.
Because of this, Sudip had to return blank exam papers despite taking the test on two consecutive years.
He contacted the BJSC several times before the tests, but he did not get any help because of the legal barrier.
He mentioned in the petition that India, Pakistan and the United States have visually-impaired judges.
Sudip said, "He took part in the previous exams without a writer. He was in the exam hall for two hours, but could not write anything."
"I want to sit for the test. Many ask me why I am applying even though I have not been permitted to keep a writer."
"Yes, I am not getting permission, but I hope my juniors will get permission in the future because of my effort," he added.