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Jamaat-e-Islami can get registered if conditions are met Says EC Alamgir

Published : 26 Oct 2022 10:12 PM | Updated : 27 Oct 2022 02:35 PM

Election Commissioner Md Alamgir said on Wednesday that Bangladesh Jamaat-e Islami can get registration under a different name if they fulfill all the conditions.

“If anyone seeks registration, they will have to come up as a new party. If they fulfill all the conditions, they will get registration. And if they fail, they will not get it,” he said.

He made the comment when he talked to reporters at his office at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area.

Alamgir said the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami was cancelled as its charter was not consistent with the Constitution and the spirit of the Liberation War.

“If now any new political party applies for registration and their charter is consistent with our Constitution and the spirit of the Liberation War, there is no war criminal among them and fulfills all other conditions, you can’t brand someone as a Jamaat man,” he said.

He, however, said there is no scope for any party to get registered as Jamaat-e-Islami now.

The deadline for new political parties to apply for registration will expire on October 30.

The High Court declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami illegal in 2013 and the EC cancelled its registration in 2018.

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