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HC questions legality of conditions for political party registration

  • Published at 07:52 pm August 23rd, 2017
HC questions legality of conditions for political party registration
The High Court (HC) on Wednesday issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare illegal two sections of Representation of the People Order and a rule of Political Party Registration Rule. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque issued the rule after holding hearing on a writ filed in this regard. The court asked law secretary, Election Commission and its secretary to comply with the order, reports BSS. Former minister and Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA) chairman Barrister Nazmul Huda filed the writ and took part in the hearing as well. He filed the writ challenging the legality of sections 90 B and 12 (3) (a) of Representation of the People Order and rule 6 (j) of Political Party Registration Rule.