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Bangladesh court cancels registration of right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami

Thursday 15 August 2013, by siawi3

August 01, 2013
Bangladesh court cancels registration of right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami - banned from contesting future polls

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Press Trust of India | Updated: August 01, 2013 14:52 IST

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s biggest right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami was today banned from contesting future polls by a court in Dhaka which cancelled its registration in a landmark ruling, leaving the once-most powerful fundamentalist party with an uncertain future.

The bench of justices M Moazzam Husain, M Enayetur Rahim, and Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque passed the judgement accepting a writ petition that challenged the legality of Jamaat-e-Islami’s registration as a political party.

Bangladesh Tariqat Federation’s Secretary General Rezaul Haque Chandpuri and 24 others had filed the writ petition on January 25, 2009.