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  Bangladesh Awami League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bangladesh Awami League (বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগ Bangladesh Aoami Lig) or the Bangladesh People's League is the main opposition party in Bangladesh and the political catalyst for Bengali discontent and rebellion in 1971.
The Awami League was founded on June 23, 1949 as the "All Pakistan Awami Muslim League", as a breakaway faction of the "All Pakistan Muslim League".
In 1954 along with its allies the Awami League won the national election; Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy became the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bangladesh_Awami_League   (1763 words)

 Awami League - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Awami [people's] League, with cofounder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as its leader from 1953, called in 1966 for a federation of East and West Pakistan, an arrangement that would have given much greater autonomy to East Pakistan.
The league's candidates won a majority in the 1970 elections, but the central government in West Pakistan banned the league after war between East and West Pakistan erupted in early 1971.
In 1981 and again in 1991 the league was defeated in a popular election by the Bangladesh National party (BNP), but the league won the 1996 parliamentary elections, and party leader Hasina Wazed, the daughter of Mujibur Rahman, became prime minister.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-awamil1ea.html   (344 words)

 Bangladesh - Awami League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Awami League, which was consistently split during the Zia regime, underwent further turmoil in the aftermath of Ershad's March 1982 coup before achieving a new level of unity.
The Awami League traces its descent from the party of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and in the late 1980s it continued to advocate many of the socialist policies of the early 1970s.
The Awami League has been the most outspoken of the opposition parties against the role of the military in government, and in the late 1980s it was doubtful whether military leaders would allow it to achieve a large degree of political influence without a direct military response.
countrystudies.us /bangladesh/97.htm   (342 words)

 News Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the winding up speech of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia at the first session of eighth Jatiya Sangsad was full of blatant lies and nothing but hurling abuses at the previous government of Awami League.
Former Awami League lawmaker from Dhanmondi-Mohammadpur constituency and convener of Awami Sechchhasebak League Alhaj Mokbul Hossain was arrested from his Mohammadpur residence in the city in the early hours of Sunday.
Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary Zillur Rahman MP yesterday condemned the attack on the peaceful procession of the Awami League during the hartal hours yesterday.
www.sdnbd.org /sdi/news/newsgarden/3-12-2001.htm   (1445 words)

 webbangladesh.com || Election Coverage 2001 ||   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Why Bangladesh Awami League had the devastating debacle in the general election this time has become a serious point to ponder in many circles which find the main cause in the failure of party leadership given by Sheikh Hasina herself.
Awami League as an old political party having grassroots level contacts across the country was rejected by the people as it scored only sixty two seats in the general election that was held soon after its five-year rule.
The serious setback that Awami league suffered has caused a grave concern to the saner section of the leaders who consider only a change in the leadership can help run the party properly to reflect people's aspiration and make it a popular organisation.
www.webbangladesh.com /election/news-25.htm   (646 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Bangladesh revote demanded
Bangladesh's Awami League has responded to its landslide poll defeat by demanding the general election be held again.
As the victorious Bangladesh Nationalist Party begins consultations to form a new government, the Awami League is insisting the results were rigged.
Despite the Awami League's rejection of the result, sources within her party have conceded the overwhelming defeat should lead to reflection, not protest.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/south_asia/1576995.stm   (530 words)

 Bangladeshlive - A Place Where Bangladesh Is Alive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh is a unitary, independent, sovereign Republic to be known as the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
A judge holds his office until he attains the age of 67 (previously 65) and cannot be removed except on the ground of physical or mental disability or due to serious misconduct.
Parliament of Bangladesh is not an exception to this nearly universal phenomenon.
www.bangladeshlive.net /964512.html   (2998 words)

 Bangladesh Awami League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The fate of Awami Muslim League was gravely jeopardized.
As Awami League was leading the movement on this issue, at one stage the high officials and employees of the government affirmed their solidarity with the movement and joined the ‘people’s platform’ which quickened the fall of the government.
In the fifteenth council of Awami League held on 6 and 7 May at the Outer Stadium a few changes were made in the party’s manifesto.
elive.matamat.com /al.php   (3016 words)

 NDI - National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Bangladesh is a young country whose transition to democracy has been limited by strong tensions between the main political parties, resulting in regular parliamentary boycotts, street demonstrations, and hartals (general strikes).
After boycotting the first two sessions of the eighth parliament, the AL announced it was forming a shadow cabinet and ended its boycott of parliament on June 24, 2002, entering the parliamentary debate on the national budget in the third session.
The delegation's statement was well received by the Bangladesh public and media, and an agreement was brokered between the political parties to stop using hartals, to support domestic election monitoring efforts, to prevent the use of violence during the election period, to increase the number of women representatives in parliament, and to not boycott parliament.
www.ndi.org /worldwide/asia/bangladesh/bangladesh_pf.asp   (1079 words)

 Bangladesh Protests and Demonstrations -- War on Iraq: South Asia Impact
Speaking at the rally, Awami League joint general secretary and former Minister of State Obaidul Quader said the imposition of war on Iraq by US-British imperialist forces is a shameful chapter in the history of mankind.
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, a women organisation, formed a human chain in front of the High Court in the capital Dhaka to protest the on-going war on Iraq.
Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the opposition Awami League, organised a protest march on Dhaka University campus condemning the US-UK aggression on Iraq and demanding its immediate cessation.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/exclusive/iraq/bangladesh_protest.htm   (3491 words)

 Bangladesh - Global Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world.
Bangladesh is ethnically homogenous, with Bengalis comprising 98% of the population.
Bangladesh face the challenge to negate the prejudices against it by the media by portraying the right image of Bangladesh and stride forward towards self sufficiency in cooperation with other countries of the world.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /wiki/index.php/Bangladesh   (460 words)

 Welcome to Bangladesh Awami league   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Awami league is one of those political parties in the world under whose leadership struggles were led and won, tearing apart the chains of domination and servitude.
Awami League represents the mainstream of the progressive, non-communal, democratic and nationalist politics of Bangladesh.
Therefore, as a political party, Awami League can claim to have attained success in the overall development of the political history of the country, particularly in the process of building a nation-state for the Bangalee people.
www.albd.org /aldoc/50years.htm   (390 words)

 BANGLADESH: opposition political activists beaten and arrested by the police during demonstrations and a country-wide ...
Maya Akter, who is the general secretary of the Awami Juba Mohila League in the Kafrul police station unit’s jurisdiction area, alleges that she was also beaten by the police at around 12 noon while taking part in a procession in Dhanmondi.
Nasir Uddin, who is a member of the Bangladesh Awami League in the Kafrul police station unit’s jurisdiction area, alleges that he was beaten by the police in the Mohakahali area of Dhaka while taking part in a demonstration.
Zahirul Haque Jillur, the president of the Awami League in the No. 39 Ward area, alleges that he was beaten by the police at the Nabisko bus stop in Dhaka during the strike.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2006/1548   (1406 words)

 Bangladesh Opposition Ends 13-Month Boycott of Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh's main opposition party, the Awami League walked out of parliament thirteen months ago, complaining it was not being given enough opportunity to participate in parliamentary debates.
Sheikh Hasina, head of the Awami League, says she is back to push through electoral reform proposals made by her party and its allies.
Although the Awami League ostensibly ended its boycott to push the reform program, analysts say it was actually to ensure that opposition lawmakers did not lose their parliamentary seats due to absence.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-02-13-voa22.cfm   (480 words)

 .:: THE BANGLADESH OBSERVER - Net Edition ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She was the founding Organising Secretary of Mohila Awami League established by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1969.
After the amendment of the AL manifesto by the party council in 2002, she resigned from the post of Mohila Awami League and was elected Women Affairs Secretary of the party’s central committee.
Awami League Women’s Affairs Secretary, Ivy was injured critically in Saturday’s grenade attack on the AL rally at Bangabandhu Avenue, which party chief Sheikh Hasina escaped narrowly.
www.bangladeshobserveronline.com /new/2004/08/25/front.htm   (3714 words)

 Welcome to Bangladesh Awami League
Leaders of the Awami League said yesterday that the BNP-led alliance government formed with the support of the defeated forces of 1971 Jamaat-e-Islami was hatching a conspiracy against the country's independence and sovereignty for transforming Bangladesh into a neo-Pakistan.
Awami League organized the discussion meeting in observance of 87th birth anniversary of Bongobondhu marking the 'National Children's Day' with its acting president Zillur Rahman in the chair.
In a statement, the Awami League President expressed her deep shock at the death of the senior journalist and conveyed sympathy to his bereaved family members.
www.albd.org /news/2006/03/18/18.htm   (1652 words)

 BANGLADESH: Protestors beaten by the police in Dhaka
The alliance of 14 political opposition parties, led by the Bangladesh Awami league, called the country—wide dawn-to-dusk Hartal to protest against the killing of 20 people by the police when they were demonstrating for the rural electrification in Chapianawabganj district.
Nazma Hossain Ratna, who is the Joint Secretary of Awami Jubo Mohila League (Youth Women League), a political wing of the mainstream opposition Bangladesh Awami League, based in Dhaka Sadar Police Station unit's jurisdiction, has stated that the police attacked the demonstration at around 2:15pm.
Shumi Aktar, who is the Joint Secretary of the Awami Juba Mohila League in the Demra Police Station unit's jurisdiction, alleges that she was also beaten by the police while taking part in a procession at Rashel Square in Dhanmondi at around 11:00am.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2006/1716   (1110 words)

 RNW: The bane of Bangladesh
Tension remains high in Bangladesh following Saturday's grenade attack on a political rally addressed by the leader of the opposition Awami League, former prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed.
Police in riot gear are in evidence in Dhaka and other cities, a day after Awami League supporters vented their anger by attacking official buildings, including a railway station where they set fire to a train in protest at what they perceive to be government inaction after Saturday's grenade attack.
In June, two people died and nearly 100 were wounded in blasts at an Awami League rally at a town northeast of Dhaka.
www.radionetherlands.nl /currentaffairs/region/southasia/ban040823.html   (672 words)

 Virtual Bangladesh : Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies form the right-of-center to conservative grouping in Bangladesh.
The current opposition is led by the Awami League (AL), which initially saw its birth as a socialistic organization but has now transformed into a center/center-left political stream.
While Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy with reasonably free and fair elections, opposition to government policies is often displayed through violent demonstrations and enforced strikes (hartals).
www.virtualbangladesh.com /bd_politics.html   (494 words)

 Polity IV Country Report 2003: Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Khaleda Zia is the widow of General Zia ur-Rahman (leader of Bangladesh from 1975 until his assassination in 1981) while Sheikh Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (former prime minister and president of the country who was assassinated by General Zia in 1975).
Political participation in Bangladesh is highly factional in nature and continues to be shaped by a very small, relatively homogenous elite.
Despite the return of multiparty electoral politics to Bangladesh, the competition between these rival patronage networks, institutionalized in the form of the BNP and the AL, continues to produce chronic social instability and political violence.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/polity/Bng1.htm   (1021 words)

 South Asia Briefing Unit 1 - Bangladesh Politics
The dissident movement was led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, "the father of the nation," whose Awami League (AL) Party had won 167 seats out of 313 National Assembly seats on a platform of greater autonomy for the eastern province.
On 16 December, 1971, the nation of Bangladesh was born.
Leader of the Bangladesh Awami League and daughter of the "Father of the Nation" - Sheikh Mujibur Raman.
www.thp.org /sac/unit1/bpolitics.htm   (477 words)

 Bangladesh: Political Party Flags
The flag of the Bangladesh Awami League shall be green in color in two-thirds on the right and red in one-third on the left.
The flag of the Bangladesh Awami League appears in the title bar at http://www.albd.org/.
Founded on 26 December 1998 at the end of a Preparatory Conference held in Dhaka, the UPDF is a manifestation of the strong and serious reservations against the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 2 December 1997.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/bd}.html   (323 words)

 Bangladesh - The National Party
This process began in 1975 when the Awami League, even with a huge mandate from the people, proved incapable of governing the country, prompting Mujib to form a monolithic national party, the Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (Bangladesh Peasants, Workers, and People's League).
The Awami League, which was dominant in the early 1970s, progressively moved to the periphery of the electoral process in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, despite continuing support for its programs from large segments of the population.
The Awami League, which had dominated the nation 10 years earlier, controlled only 53 (11.5 percent) of the chairmanships.
countrystudies.us /bangladesh/95.htm   (888 words)

 Bangladeshinfo.com : The Leading Portal of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Awami League Tuesday (Oct 10) announced its 27-point election pledges, including establishment of good governance, separation of the judiciary from the executive and making parliament effective.
Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina announced the pledges while addressing the nation from Hotel Sheraton.
“Bangladesh has been identified as ‘dysfunctional and terrorist state’ internationally due to rise of religious extremism patronized by the alliance government,” she said in her tirade.
www.bangladeshinfo.com /news/other_news_head.php?othid=35619   (1473 words)

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