Bangladesh court rejects scrapping Islam as state religion


Bangladeshi police stand guard as hardline Islamists protest outside the national mosque Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka on March 25, 2016 against a move to scrap Islam as the state religion (AFP Photo/Munir Uz Zaman)

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s high court on Monday rejected a petition by secular activists to scrap Islam’s status as the state religion, a lawyer said.

“We are saddened (at the ruling),” said Subrata Chowdhury, who represented the secular activists in the case.

Source: AFP