The newly amended legislation is coming up with controversial rules regarding the Vested Property Act-2001. It is now in the form of draft and presently lying in section 4 of the Law Ministry. It is learned that in section 4 of the draft rule says as follows ; co-opreative societies consisted with the employees of the government, private, semi-government, autonomous will be eligible to get vested property for permanent basis for constructing multi-storied buildings thereon. Definitely if this amendment would have executed, then it would bring a catastrophic result for Hindu minorities in Bangladesh.
What is hidden with vested property? Honorable Prime Minister, National Parliament is just knocking at the door, so a class of bureaucrats and some vested quarters are conspiring against your government. These evil forces are making arrangements to unsettle the Awami League government. The right to property is our constitutional right, we must protect it at any cost. There is no scope for implementing this black law, otherwise Bangabandhu’s dream of establishing non-communal Bangladesh will be a far cry.
There are still 20 million Hindus in the country and they are much more organized than ever. They will have a huge role in the ensuing parliamentary election. It is pertinent to mention here that Vested Property Act-2001 is liable for amendments for many times and actually it is difficult to understand for a layperson. Some evil forces are trying heart and soul to bring back the repealed Enemy Property Act in a cunning way to deprive general people their constitutional right to property. In the process of drafting the law, Learned lawyers, including those who suffer, need to be involved for formulating a practically possible framework, otherwise the evil force will be free and will execute whatever their master plan.
Barrister Saumitra Sarder Bangladesh Supreme Court