Election Commission, The Key Pillar of Bangladesh Democracy: Its History and Journey

Bangladesh had to go through many obstacles to strengthen the free election process and the Election Commission as a constitutional institution. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formulated the Constitution just nine months into the independence for building Bangladesh as a strong democratic state. He then formed an independ...

Political Significance of the Return of the Radiant Star

10 January 1972 is a red-letter day in the history of Bangladesh as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the undisputed leader of the nation and supreme leader of the war of liberation, returned to consecrated soil of the country after years of imprisonment in Pakistani jail via London and New Delhi. Prior to his return to Bangladesh, he had been ...

Bangladesh will follow the directives of Bangabandhu's 10 January speech: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the country will be undoubtedly run following the directives and guidelines of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that he had given through his ideological speech on the historic homecoming day. "Father of the Nation delivered his policy-making speech and issued directives on his ...

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming & Rise of Bengali Nation - An Integral Part of History

It was December 16 in 1971 when the Liberation War was over with the surrender of the Pakistani barbaric junta. The red-green flag filled the sky of Bengal. The Bengali nation, on one side, mourned the deaths of near and dear ones, on the other hand, was overwhelmed with the joy of freedom from chains. But yet, everyone was waiting for someone e...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Nationalism evolved based on secularism

Secularism is one of the main pillars of Bangladesh constitution. It is interpreted in different ways at different times. Many believe that secularism means the absence of religion as there has been widespread propaganda about secularism. But does secularism mean atheism? The answer is no. It means non-communalism, stopping the use of religion a...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Democracy leads to the idea of national identity

Since the partition, there was no general election in United Pakistan in 23 years till 1970. It was a matter of utter surprise that from 1947 to 1956 the Pakistan state was governed by the Government of India Act as framed by the British. Due to autocratic rule, it was not possible to introduce a constitution in the two decades of the emergence ...

How can I leave my people? I am the leader of the nation. I can fight and die. - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's interview with David Frost

This interview is an excerpt of the transcript of interview telecast in The David Frost Show, WNEW-TV, New York on January 18, 1972 Frost: On the night that you were arrested, on the night when in fact West Pakistan was about to invade where they'd been talking with you for some time disguising their intentions and then they invaded, now at 8 O...

10 January 1972: Liberator Reunites with His People

Liberty was in the air. The chant of “Joy Bangla”, in bold voices, reverberated at Tejgaon old airport and its surrounding areas on a chilly afternoon of January 10, 1972. Minutes after the daybreak, emotion choked tens of thousands of newly freed Bangalees of his Bangladesh gathered there, even after knowing that the Father of the ...

We don’t know defeat: Bangabandhu's speech on 10th January

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's speech on 10th january 1972 at the then Racecourse ground. The translations has been done by Professor Rashid Askari: At first, I remember the students, the labourers, the peasants, the intellectuals, the soldiers, the police, the people, the Hindus and the Muslims of my Bangladesh who were killed. I, wishing...