Ending Culture of Impunity

 

Impunity

In order to bring an end to the culture of impunity, the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has successfully finished holding the trials of the 15th August 1975 massacre, which saw the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and almost his entire family murdered in one of the worst political massacres of the last century.

Digital Bangladesh

 

Digital BangladeshIn 2009, Bangladesh Awami League Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her capable ICT Affairs Advisor Sajeeb Wazed, embarked on the journey to build a technologically advanced ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by the year 2021. In the last seven years, the country has come a long way in realizing that dream. In all indicators of information and communication technology (ICT), the country has made tremendous strides.

From The Clutch Of Autocracy To The Path Of Democracy

 

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After six years of misrule, characterized by corruption, rise of terrorism and militancy and a dwindling international reputation, the then BNP-Jamaat Government was extremely apprehensive about the state of their popular support. As a result, in 2006, through a puppet Election Commission, BNP-Jamaat government engineered a voter list, which contained millions of fake voters. Awami League and like-minded parties launched a new voter list under a reconstituted and credible Election Commission.

67 Years of Struggle and Achievements

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The oldest and biggest political party of Bangladesh, Awami League began its journey as a mighty political expression of the thitherto suppressed hopes and aspirations of the people living on the Padma- Meghna- Jamuna delta.

Inception of Awami League: Rise of Opposition Politics

Inception

With the 1947 partition based on a flawed Two-nation Theory of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, India and the artificial state of Pakistan came into being. The religion-based partition saw the birth of a Pakistan with two wings separated by a thousand miles. 

Language Movement

LMThe Bangalees first rose in revolt against the West Pakistani rulers on the question of the state language. The West Pakistani rulers declared Urdu as state language instead of Bangla, the language of the majority people of Pakistan.

The Election of the United Front

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In March 1954, an election of the last Pakistan Provincial Assembly was held. This election is commonly known as the United Front election. 

A Step towards secularization

5896199853 c811f37470 zSince inception, Awami League has been a secular democratic party. The term ‘Muslim’ was appended to the name of the party at the time of its foundation

Formation of government, split in the party, ouster from power

FormationIn response to a call by the governor of East Bengal, Awami League formed the provincial government in September, 1956,

The Anti-Ayub Movement

4On October 7, 1958, President General Iskander Mirza declared Martial Law in Pakistan. Within 20 days of  this, he was ousted by the Army Chief General Ayub Khan in a counter coup.

Communal riots of 1964

422957 111412782322528 1496196918 nIn 1964, a communal riot broke out between the Muslim and the Hindu communities in Dhaka,

The 6-point Programme: ‘Magna Carta’ of Bangalees

6pointThe 1965 Indo-Pak War came as an eye-opener for the Bangalees. During the War, East Bengal became completely isolated from the rest of the world.

Agartala Conspiracy Case & Mass-upsurge of 1969

69President Ayub Khan hatched a nefarious plan of quelling the growing movement for the 6-point programme. In January 1968,

1970 Elections: Awami League’s Historic Win

70aSoon after succeeding Ayub Khan as the President, General Yahya Khan announced the general elections. In December 1970, the general elections were held and Awami League won a stunning victory winning 160 out of 162 seats in East Pakistan.

Non-Cooperation Movement, 7th March Speech and Preparations for Liberation War

7marchAwami League’s landslide victory in the 19790 elections frightened the Pakistani rulers. They could well smell that the Bangalees would now wield the state-power and introduce a new constitution based on the 6-point charter. So, the West Pakistanis started conspiring immediately after the results were out.

War of Liberation and Independent Bangladesh

71aThe military junta of Yahya Khan started a dialogue with the leader of the majority party, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But it was actually an attempt to hoodwink the Bangalees.

The Post-liberation period & the struggle for national reconstruction

74After the Liberation, Bangabandhu and the Awami League government faced a formidable challenge in reconstructing the war-ravaged country. Communication system, the posts and industries were completely in ruins.

Post- ’75 Movement against Autocracy

4-Leader CopyFor the subsequent 15 years, Bangladesh was ruled by the same forces that killed the Father of the Nation, sometimes under a civilian guise, sometimes under military dictatorship.

Winning the conspiracy

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After the outrageous killing of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family conspirators saw the end of the support force of the liberation war, Awami league. Fortunately two of the daughters of Banabandhu ( Sheikh Hasia and Sheikh Rehana ) survived the brutality as they were out of the country.

Democracy Resumed

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After nearly 15 years of non-stop belligerent Sheikh Hasina was finally able to bring the reign of democracy in the country. Her amplified advocacy towards democracy practice in the country was the key of the banishment of military regime. Following the success in February 27, 1990 5th National Election took place. The wrath of anti-liberation forces over Awami League annealed the election result and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) won the election with a mere fraction. Awami League along with other opposition parties boycotted the parliament accusing BNP for tempering election result. But BNP continued its activities by force and formed a government. Such step sparked volatile demonstration by Awami League and opposition parties leading the country into a political turmoil demanding re-election. Khaleda Zia, Leader of Bangladesh National Party acceded to the demands and relinquished her power to an independent nonparty group for re-election before finishing her term.

Starting of political Mayhem

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Awami League led a government of growth and prosperity for the year of 1996 to 2001. Such achievements were marred by many sporadic attacks on the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She escaped several attempts on her life, in one of which two anti-tank mines were planned under her helipad during a visit in Gopalgonj district.

Starting of a new era of prosperity

Starting of a new era of prosperity

Bangladesh as a republic country suffered outrage of the military backed interim government in the year of 2007 to 2008. Democratic practices were hampered severely by their plan to tear down the legacy of the pro-liberation force in the country. But their efforts were largely failed, as people of the country gave their verdict through participating in the 9th National Election.

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