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Govt mulls law to confiscate property of war criminals

  • Published at 04:02 pm September 7th, 2016
  • Last updated at 04:49 pm September 7th, 2016
Govt mulls law to confiscate property of war criminals
“The first phase of the ongoing war crimes trial has come to the end. Recently the countrymen have raised a demand that the property of the war criminals be confiscated. According to the Muslim law, their descendants are to inherit the property after the execution of war criminals. “International Crimes Tribunal has not given any suggestion in this regard. Amid such situation, the government ponders to implement a new law to deal with the matter and the court will give the final decision on whether to confiscate the property.” About a recent remark of a justice, the law minister said only the government has the authority to make decision on setting up a judicial secretariat. “There is no need to set up such independent secretariat for the sake of the judiciary as neither the President nor the premier has such offices,” he said. In response to another query, he said the ICT act has already been amended to ban the politics of Jamaat-Shibir in the country. It is now awaiting the cabinet nod.