EC drops ‘Odhikar’ from its list of polls observer

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:45, Nov 08, 2018 | Updated : 20:47, Nov 08, 2018

The Election Commission (EC) has dropped ‘Odhikar’ from its list of registered polls observer.
Its registration was scrapped on Tuesday (Nov 6) but the matter was revealed on Thursday (Nov 😎, when the Commission announced the schedule of the national polls setting Dec 23 as election day.
The EC said that Odhikar is not registered with NGO Affairs Bureau and that the organisation was ‘involved in anti-state activities’.
On Tuesday, the EC wrote to Odhikar’s chief CR Abrar informing the decision.
“Odhikar is not registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau and lack of proper official documents. That’s why their registration has been cancelled,” EC Joint Secretary SM Asaduzzaman, who serves as the director for public relations, told Bangla Tribune.
In June this year, the EC registered 119 ogrnasitations, including Odhikar, as election observers.