EC won’t take any suo moto action against JamaatStaff Correspondent
Election commissioner Shah Nawaz said on Tuesday the commission would not take any suo moto action against Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the party which an International Crimes Tribunal said had contributed to creating auxiliary forces to combat Bengalis during the 1971 liberation war.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2, set up for trial of the genocide and other atrocities committed during the country’s liberation war in 1971, while handing down death sentence to Abul Kalam Azad, also known as Bachchu Razakar, on Monday said, ‘Jamaat-e- Islami, as an organisation, substantially contributed to creating the para-militia forces (auxiliary force) for combating unarmed Bangalee civilians, in the name of protecting Pakistan.’
When reporters drew his attention to the verdict asking whether the commission would take any action against the party to bar it from doing politics in Bangladesh, the election commissioner replied in the negative.
‘The commission would not take any suo moto action against the party. We can take actions only when the higher court gives us a directive to do anything in this regard,’ said Shah Nawaz.
Some political parties at their talks with the Election Commission demanded that the registration of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami should be cancelled for its role in the liberation war of 1971.
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