A larger bench of the High Court will hear on Monday final arguments on a previous rule that questioned the insertion of Islam as state religion in the Constitution.
A two-member bench of the court had issued the rule in December 2011.
Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore had also asked why the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, that made Islam the state religion of Bangladesh, should not be annulled.
The amendment made in June 1988 during the tenure of military strongman HM Ershad inserted Article 2A in the Constitution which gave Islam the status of state religion.
Fifteen eminent persons filed a writ petition the same year challenging the change in the Constitution.
They are former Supreme Court judge Justice Kamal Uddin Hossain, National Professor Kabir Chowdhury, Prof Khan Sarwar Murshid, Prof Mosharraf Hossain, retired Maj Gen CR Duttta, Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, writer Badaruddin Umar, journalist and writer Faiz Ahmed, Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir and Prof Anisuzzaman.
Of them, only Duttta, Umar, Jahangir, Serajul Islam and Anisuzzaman are alive.
Bangladesh considering abandoning Islam as state religion Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-03-2016 13:47
- 05-03-2016 14:19
I hope this happens can't see it though.
- 05-03-2016 14:21
inb4 suicide attacks
- 05-03-2016 14:26
ur hairline should leave
- 05-03-2016 16:54
This will be a step to making bangladesh a better place.
A Muslim society is a horrible societyLast edited by EccentricDiamond; 05-03-2016 at 17:23.
- 05-03-2016 19:18
Unlikely in Bangladesh. Mostly a lovely, peaceful people but media/political secularists are targeted there by Islamists as a matter of routine