BSS: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today fixed August 31 for holding hearing on a plea for banning political activities of Jamaat-e-Islami, whose registration as political party has already been declared illegal.
A four-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique set the date today. The court is also likely to hear plea for bringing contempt of court proceedings against Jamaat leaders on that day.
“The two matters were on today’s cause list. As the matters came for hearing today, the appellate division passed ‘not today’ order. The matters will be heard on August 31,” said Barrister Tania Amir, who is moving the pleas before the court.
Secretary General of Bangladesh Tariqat Federation Rezaul Haque Chandpuri and couple of others filed the writ and it was produced before the Appellate Division chamber judge court for the hearing on June 26. The chamber judge court, however, sent the matter to Appellate Division full bench for further hearing.
The High Court on August 1, 2013, declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party, illegal. Appellate Division Chamber Judge Court on August 5, 2013, scrapped a petition of Jamaat, pleading to stay the High Court judgment.