The Supreme Court will hear the leave to appeal against the verdict given by the High Court declaring the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party illegal. A hearing on this matter is scheduled to be held in the Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan today Sunday.
Earlier, the four-judge appeal bench headed by Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan gave this order on Monday. An application to ban the party’s political programs was pending until the leave to appeal was disposed of.
Along with this, the contempt of court petition against the central leaders for demanding the return of registration ignoring pending matters was also for hearing. The court gave this date on October 19 last. Following that, the matter came up for hearing last Monday. Senior advocate Tania Amir and Ahsanul Karim were in favor of the petition. Jamaat’s lawyer was Md. Ziaur Rahman.
The petitioners challenging the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami recently filed two petitions including General Secretary of Tariqat Federation Syed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri. A petition sought a ban on Jamaat’s political programs pending disposal of leave to appeal.
In another petition, a contempt of court charge was filed against the leaders of the party for ignoring the pending matter. On June 26, two applications were presented to the Chamber Court of the Appellate Division.
On that day, the Chamber Court referred both the petitions to the regular bench of the Appellate Division for hearing. As a result, on August 3, the application came up in the agenda of two Appellate Divisions. Of these, 42 persons applied to be parties to the two petitions.