Bangladesh Supreme Court directed the Election Commission (EC) not to allocate scale as election symbol to any political party.
The decision was taken at the full court meeting of the SC in the presence of Chief Justice SK Sinha and the judges of the High Court division.
The SC has long been using â€˜Scaleâ€™ in its monogram as the symbol of justice.
Quoting the HC divisionâ€™s additional registrar (law and admin) Sabbir Foyez, the countryâ€™s media reported that the apex court would send a letter to the EC requesting it not to allocate â€˜Scaleâ€™ as the election symbol to any political party.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamist party, used â€˜weighing scaleâ€™ â€“ a symbol of justice â€“ as its electoral symbol.
The party also got EC registration with â€˜weighing scaleâ€™ as its election symbol on November 4, 2008.
The EC later scraped the registration following a HC order after it found the partyâ€™s charter contradictory to the Constitution of Bangladesh.
The meeting also observed that the symbol of apex court is used as political partyâ€™s election symbol in no country.
However, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai fought election in 2004 with the â€˜Scaleâ€™ as his election, while the countryâ€™s Supreme Court monogram bears the insignia as a symbol of justice.