Jamaat to be banned by June: Minister

 

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Friday said the government will take steps to ban Jamaat-e-Islami by June this year for its involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

 

“The government is thinking of banning the anti-liberation force Jamaat, but it has no plan to ban other religion-based political parties,” he said.

 

The minister was addressing a function, ‘Muktir Utsab 2014’, organised by the Liberation War Museum at Physical Education Centre of Dhaka University.

 

On August 1 last year, a High Court bench declared Jamaat’s registration with the Election Commission illegal.

 

The military-backed caretaker government introduced the registration system for the political parties in 2008 and a total of 38 political parties, including Jamaat, got registered with the Election Commission.

Source: UNB Connect

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