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Court upholds Islam as state religion in Bangladesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, March 28: A court in Bangladesh on Monday rejected a petition which challenged a constitutiol amendment that gave Islam the status of the state religion. The Bangladesh High Court in a hearing on Monday dismissed the plea, bdnews24.com reported.

Qawmi madrssa-based organisation Hifazat-e Islam threatened to bring Bangladesh to its knees if the Bangladesh High Court repealed Islam as the state religion while the Jamaat-e-Islami called a tionwide shutdown for Monday.

During military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad’s regime, the constitution’s Eighth Amendment was passed by parliament on June 5, 1988. (IANS)

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