Bangladesh High Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to prepare a voter list based on the existing one. There is a heated debate for and against preparing a fresh electoral roll for the next parliamentary elections. High Court’s guidelines came after four days' of hearing on the petitions filed by three Awami League lawmakers. The court gave the directive making some observations on the activities of the EC and the preparation of the electoral roll, which began across the country on January 1.
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