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Verdict Cancelling Jamaat-e-Islam Registration

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI)Bangladesh High court published its full judgement cancelling the registration of Jamaat-e-Islam as political party,
the high court declared Jamaat-e-Islam Registration as illegal on August 1.
The Election Commission granted registration to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami(BJI) as political party under the representation of people Order 1972.
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 as a political party should not be declared tp have been done unlawfully and ultraviolet to the Constitution.
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 (BJI) as a political party in 2008. The two other members of the bench are Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque. “The rule is absolute with the majority view,” said the HC short order. Referring to article 103 (2) (a) of the Constitution , the HC also gave certificate to the respondents to appeal against its order with the Appellate Division sans leave as it involves a substantial question of law as to the implementation of this Constitution. Immediately after the pronouncement of the judgment, the counsel for Jamaat-e-Islami submitted an appeal with the section concerned.

Maulana Syed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri, secretary general of Bangladesh Tariqat Federation, 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. Barrister Tania Amir stood for the petitioners while Barrister Abdur Razzaq for Jamaat-e Islami. -

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