The High Court here on Saturday published its full judgment cancelling the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami with the Election Commission as a political party.
The High Court on August 1 declared illegal the registration of Jamaat as a political party.
A larger HC bench, headed by Justice M Moazzam Husain, delivered the judgment on a writ petition in the form of public interest litigation challenging the validity of the Election Commission decision that had given registration to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party in 2008. The two other members of the bench were Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission today said it would take ‘immediate’ measures after the full judgment is published.
On January 27, 2009, an HC division bench responding to a writ petition issued a rule upon the Election Commission to explain why the registration of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) as a political party should not be declared to have been done unlawfully and ultra vires to the Constitution.
Secretary general of Bangladesh Tariqat Federation Maulana Syed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri and 24 others, including Islamic scholars, children of freedom fighters, Tariquat Federation, Zaker Party and Samilita Islamic Jote filed the PIL writ petition.
On November 4, 2008, the Election Commission granted registration to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) as a political party under the Representation of People Order 1972.
On March 10, this year, after a brief hearing, the designated HC division bench sent the long pending writ petition, challenging the validity of the Election Commission decision that had given registration to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) as a political party, to the Chief Justice for resolving the matter by a larger bench as it involves legal and constitutional interpretations.
Accordingly, the larger bench was constituted by the Chief Justice to dispose of the writ petition.