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The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

( ACT NO. OF 1972 )

Freedom of association
1[38. Every citizen shall have the right to form associations or unions, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interests of morality or public order :
 
     Provided that no person shall have the right to form, or be a member of the said association or union, if-
 
(a) it is formed for the purposes of destroying the religious, social and communal harmony among the citizens ;
 
(b) it is formed for the purposes of creating discrimination among the citizens, on the ground of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or language ;
 
(c) it is formed for the purposes of organizing terrorist acts or militant activities against the State or the citizens or any other country ;
 
(d) its formation and objects are inconsistent with the Constitution.]

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    Article 38 was substituted by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 16.
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