Posted by: becketfund | January 5, 2010

Bangladesh: Government Bans Religiously Tied Political Parties

DHAKA – Law Minister Ahmad Shafique announced on January 4 that all Islamic political parties should drop the name of Islam from their titles and should cease using religion during their campaigning, AFP reported on January 5.  Shafique’s statement follows a Supreme Court ruling on January 3 that upheld a 2005 ruling by the high court throwing out the fifth amendment of the constitution, which had allowed religion-based politics to flourish in the country since the late 1970s.

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