Jamat-e-Islam is banned in Bangladesh


Liberation affairs minister of Bangladesh
Liberation affairs minister of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 23, 2016: The political party Jamaat-e-islami will banned  in Bangladesh pretty soon, stated the minister of Liberation affairs, AKM Mozammel Haq. He said this in a conference on the death anniversary of the founder political leader of Bangladesh, Sheikh mujibur Rahman, in public library in Dhaka on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The conference was arranged by Sher-e-Bangla social and cultural Foundation. He said that Bangladesh will be free from political practice by Jamat-e-Islam. Besides all properties of jamaat-e-islami will be disowned and distributed among the family of Martyrs of Liberation War. The minister said that they are going to create a committee named Truth Commission who will investigate all terrorist attacks in Bangladesh including all killing after 1975. The advisor of the convention committee Professor Md. Sujaul Kareem Babul presided over the meeting while the room was filled with the presence of honorable poet Kazi Rosy and Members of Parliament, and officers of the foundation.

Bangladesh was planning to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s biggest Islamist party since 21st April 2016 when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam was at his office with a group of journalists. On Thursday, 28th July 2016, Jamat-e-Islam was barred from contesting next year’s elections when judges declared its charter breached the secular constitution, sparking warnings of fresh violence in the volatile nation.

A lawyer for Jamaat however said the party intended to appeal the verdict, accusing the three-judge panel of caving in to government pressure.

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