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Bangladesh Supreme Court to discuss abandoning Islam as State religion
The judges will have to decide on legitimacy of constitutional eighth amendment, added in 1988, which defines Islam as the state religion. Islamic radicals "justifying" violence against minorities in the name of Islam. Catholic community welcomes the initiative, Muslims divided.
29/03/2016 13:09:00 BANGLADESH
Dhaka High Court rejects petition: Islam remains state religion
The courts ascertain that the drafters of the petition, first advanced 28 years ago, lack the constitutional ability to do so. Secretary of Justice and Peace: "Saddened, when we receive the full judgment will decide whether or not to appeal to the Supreme Court".
23/03/2016 13:10:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Islamists threaten violence if Supreme Court drops Islam as state religion
The Hifazat-e-Islam Bangladesh group has called for a mass strike on Friday, warning that "Millions of Muslims will come out of mosques against the Supreme Court” and punish the judges. For Catholics and Hindus, the group’s threats are “immoral”.
Bangladeshi Premier to keep Islam as state religion
Sheikh Hasina wants to keep the 2007 amendment to the original secular constitution, deemed illegal by the Supreme Court. The Islamic parties most concerned about a return to the Charter of 1972, which bans parties based on religion.
Blasphemy 'law' is a death sentence for non Muslims
Pakistan's non Muslim minorities are determined to challenge the law's constitutionality before the Supreme Court.
Dispute between Maoists and Supreme Court leaves Nepal without Constitution
The judges reject the three-month extension proposed by the Maoists. The deadlines for submitting the Constitution expire in two days, but the text is not yet ready. The country could plunge into chaos. Thousands protest in Kathmandu.
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