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The ban on the largest Islamic party contesting elections in Bangladesh has not been lifted, what will happen now?


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Anti-Jamaat Bangladeshis protesting with posters of Jamaat leader Nizami in May 2016

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has refused to allow the country’s largest Islamic party to participate in the general elections.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami had filed a petition in the Supreme Court and appealed to lift the ban imposed in 2013.

At that time, citing the constitutional provision of secularism, the Supreme Court had banned Jamaat from contesting elections and canceled its registration with the Election Commission.

At that time the court had not banned it from participating in politics, but it cannot contest elections as a party on any election symbol.



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