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The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has lifted a four-year stay on a ban on the “abuse of religion for political purposes” to start a slow walk back to the originally envisaged “secular Bangladesh”.
The order marks Bangladesh’s return to its original Constitutional character, shedding its “forced identity” as a “Muslim country”, which “endeavour(s) to foster further relations amongst only Muslim countries based on Islamic solidarity”.
“Secularism means both religious tolerance as well as rel
“Secularism means both religious tolerance as well as religious freedom. The State must not seen to be favouring any particular religion, rather, ensure protection to the followers of all faiths without any discrimination including even to an atheist,
“We want to reinstate the original Constitution. Secularism was a pillar of the 1972 Constitution.”