Bangladesh court disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami from election

Bangladesh court has disqualified Jamaat-e-Islami from next election.

Bangladesh court disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami from election

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Bangladesh court on Thursday declared as illegal the country's main Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, effectively banning it from national elections due to be held early next year.

The ruling that the registration of Jamaat as a political party conflicted with the country's secular constitution immediately triggered violent protests by party supporters.

Hundreds of activists blocked a major road and smashed vehicles in Pabna district, northwest of the capital, police said. Further protests were anticipated throughout the afternoon and evening.

Jamaat immediately appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict, senior defence lawyer Abdur Razzak told reporters. The party would be barred from contesting elections if the Supreme Court upholds the verdict.

More than 100 people have been killed in protests and counter-protests since January, when a tribunal set up by the government to investigate alleged abuses in the country's 1971 war of independence sentenced to death in absentia a former senior Jamaat figure.

Jamaat opposed Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan in the war but denies accusations that some of its leaders committed murder, rape and torture during the conflict.

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AL-HILAL - 7 yıl Before

ANGRY, IMPULSIVE, EMOTIONAL ,ISOLATED, ANTI-ISLAMIC HASINA KICKED DEMOCRACY IN THE TEETH: BY BANNING THE JAMAAT, THE LARGEST ISLAMIC PARTY IN THE LAND SHE HAS DE-FRANCIZED NEARLY 20 MILLION JAMAAT ELECTORATESWOULD IT SMOOTH HER PASSAGE OF DE-ISLAMIZATION?AS PER DEMAND OF THE APOSTATE-BLOGGERS GANG & THEIR ATHEIST GOD-FATHERS & GOD-MOTHERS TERMITE QUEEN HASINA HAS ORDERED HER HIGHLY POLITICIZED COURTS TO BAN THE JAMAAT, THE LARGEST ISLAMIC PARTY IN THE LAND BECAUSE IN JAMAAT’S PRESENCE HASINA CANNOT DE-ISLAMIZE THIS MUSLIM COUNTRY OF 170 MILLION PEOPLE AND STAY IN POWER WITH THE BACKING & BLESSINGS OF HER FOREIGN ANTI-ISLAMIC MENTORS.-Zebun Nisa Nuri, Dhaka University:RABS latest killing in “ CROSSFIRE”(?) was another planned killing of ruling party’s well armed student League leaders to remove the witness that was designed not to wash the ruling party’s dirty linen in public. (1)----After the criminal deletion of that single refe