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Fact check: Canadian court has not ruled that BNP is a terrorist organization

Claim-  ‘Canadian Federal Court has ruled that BNP is a terrorist organization’
Fact– Canada’s Immigration Division said there was no evidence against BNP being a terrorist organization.

A Canadian court has recognized BNP as a terrorist organization,’ There was a recent viral claim on social media and mainstream media that the Canadian court has ruled the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as a terrorist organization 5 times so far. The claim states that Canada’s Immigration Division has declared the BNP a terrorist organization.See the posts here- Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Tik Tok, Tik Tok, Tik Tok, Tik Tok, Tik Tok, Twitter & Twitter

See the news published on the same demand in the mass media here- Kale Kantha, Desh Rupantar, Protidiner Sangbad, Deepta TV, DBC News, Ittefaq, Baisakhi TV.

Newschecker-Bangladesh has verified this claim as false. 

Fact check/Verification

A search of the 26-page Canadian Immigration Division judgment does not reveal any mention of the British National Party (BNP) as a terrorist organization. The original judgment can be found here: Federal Court (‘Haque v. Canada’). Point no. 3 of the judgment clearly states that the court did not find any evidence to support the claim that the BNP is a terrorist organization.

To substantiate the claim, a review of the Federal Court of Canada’s judgment on June 15, 2023, revealed that a former worker of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mohammad Zipsed Ibne Haque, had applied for political asylum with the Immigration Division of Canada. The Federal Court of Canada subsequently rejected his application in a final judgment on the same date.

The court ruled that Mohammad Zipsed Ibn Haque was not allowed to enter Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 34 (1) (ƒ) due to his involvement with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which the Immigration Division found had attempted to overthrow the ruling Awami League. However, the court found no evidence that the BNP was a terrorist organization.


The court did not label BNP a terrorist organization in Haque v. Canada. The claim that it did is false.

Result: False

Our Sources: 
(‘Haque v. Canada’). 

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