[Prof. Golam Azam, the Jamaat leader, hereinafter called the respondent, left for Pakistan on 22 November, 1971 but he could not turn back because of the War of Liberation, 1971. Whether Government notification dated April 18, 1973 declaring Prof. Golam Azam disqualified to be the citizen of Bangladesh under Article 3 of the Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provision) Order, 1972 was of any legal effect and whether the show cause notice dated March 23, 1992 served on him as reference has any lawful authority. The answer is ‘No’]
To meet the requirements of the new situation that emerged out of independence of Bangladesh P.O. 149 of 1972 was brought into existence on 15 December, 1972. one day before the commencement of the Constitution so that It might get the constitutional protection of an existing law. It has undergone several amendments. At present, law of citizenship is governed by two legislations the Citizenship Act, 1951 continued as an existing law and the Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order, 1972 (P.O. 149 of 1972) which came into force on 15 December, 1972, but It was given effect from 26 March, 1971. [Para-9]
Bangladesh Vs. Prof. Golam Azam & Ors. 3 BLT (AD)-3.