THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

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PART III
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

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

 
 

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