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12:00 AM, March 21, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 21, 2011

IAB submits memo on fatwa to CJ

Leaders of Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) yesterday submitted a memorandum to Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque, requesting him to cancel the High Court (HC) verdict that declared fatwa (religious edict) illegal.
The leaders in the memorandum said nobody has jurisdiction to deliver verdict against the law of Allah.
A 12-member delegation of IAB led by its Secretary General Maulana Yunus Ahmad met the Chief Justice at his Supreme Court (SC) office.
According to the memorandum, the courts have to refrain from issuing any suo moto rule against Islami rules or Shariah. It also said the HC suo moto rules against burqa have to be cancelled immediately.
After the meeting, the leaders told reporters on SC premises that the Chief Justice assured them of not declaring any verdict against the rule of Holy Quran and Hadith.
The Appellate Division headed by Justice ABM Khairul Haque on March 1 started hearing an appeal against the HC verdict that in 2001 declared fatwa illegal.
The apex court is set today to hold further hearing on the appeal.

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