Saturday, 18 June 2011

STATE RELIGION; HC appoints two more amici curiae

The High Court on June 9 picked two more amici curiae to advise the court during hearing on Islam as the state religion.

A bench of justices A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Gobinda Chandra Tagore on Thursday had appointed senior lawyers A F Hasan Arif and Akhtar Imam as amici curiae.

On Wednesday, the court had asked the government to explain why the insertion of Islam in the constitution as the state religion through the Eighth Amendment would not be declared illegal and unconstitutional.

It also appointed 12 lawyers as its amici curiae. They are T H Khan, Kamal Hossain, Amir-ul-Islam, Rafique-Ul Haque, Mahmududl Islam, M Zahir, Fida M Kamal, Rokanuddin Mahmud, Azmalul Hossain Q C, Yusuf Hossain Humayun, A F M Mesbahuddin and Abdul Matin Khasru. 

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