Top court upholds scrapping of Jamaat registration, barring party from contesting polls

The Appellate Division upholds a verdict that prevents the party from running for elected office

Published : 19 Nov 2023, 07:21 AM
Updated : 19 Nov 2023, 07:21 AM

Bangladesh’s top court has upheld the decision to eliminate the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party, dismissing the appeal against the verdict from the High Court.

This means that Jamaat, which opposed Bangladesh’s independence during the 1971 Liberation War, does not have a path to contesting elections.

A six-member appellate bench led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan delivered the verdict in the case on Sunday.