The High Court (HC) Monday summarily rejected two writ petitions challenging the validity of the election symbols of BNP, Awami League, Jatiya Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, reports UNB.
A HC division bench comprising Justice M Awlad Ali and Justice Zinat Ara passed the order with observations. The grounds for rejecting the writ petitions were not made available immediately.
Barrister Moksedul Islam along with four other lawyers filed the writ petitions challenging the use of scale as the election symbol of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a partner of four-party alliance government.
The writ petitioner challenged the validity of Jamaat's election symbol, scale, as it is a facsimile of the Supreme Court emblem that stands for justice.
Advocate Shahadat Hossain filed the writ petitions challenging the validity of sheaf-of-paddy, boat and plough, the election symbols of three major political parties -- BNP, Awami League and Jatiya Party.
The petitioner challenged the symbols as those are used in national institutions like the Prime Minister's office (sheaf-of-paddy), Police (Prisons) - (boat) and Ansars and VDP (plough).