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SC asks not to allocate ‘Daripalla’ as election symbol to any party  
December 15th, 2016 at 11:52 am
SC asks not to allocate ‘Daripalla’ as election symbol to any party  

Dhaka – The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission not to allocate Daripalla (weighing scale) as election symbol to any political party, officials said on Wednesday.

The apex court in a letter to the commission also asked to cancel if the weighing scale was allocated to any political party as the symbol is being used by the monogram of the Supreme Court.

The scale had been used as election symbol of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, which opposed liberation of the country in 1971 when people from all walks of life joined the war against Pakistan.

The letter signed by Abu Sayed Diljar Hussain, registrar of the High Court division of the Supreme Court, has been sent to the commission. The court on Wednesday decided weighing scale should not be election symbol of any political party.

Using “daripalla” as symbol of any other person, organization and any political party is unacceptable and unwanted, the court said in the letter adding that confusion might be created among people if the symbol is used as the symbol of other institutions or political parties.