Bangladesh urge bipartisan initiative to end military coup d’états

Posted on | maart 28, 2011 | No Comments

Bangladesh has a history of military takeovers and authoritarian rules, aspires to seal unconstitutional grab of power in future by ambitious military officers.

The poverty-stricken nation of 159 million has been intermittently seen government by authoritarian rule, which literally retarded growth indicators of human development.

The two military dictators for 15 years, since 1975 and again in 2009-2010 clarify that the junta primary purpose was to restore democracy, but freezes the constitution, denying fundamental rights of the citizenry. Also promises to eradicate corruption which has taken roots in the society.

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday pleads opposition to cooperate for amending the constitution to plug the holes to discourage coup d’états.

“A committee has been formed for constitution amendment. Let’s work together so that no one can come to power through unconstitutional means,” the leader of the House addressed the parliament.

A parliamentary committee will bring recommendations for constitutional amendment after supreme court ruled to restore secularism. The judgment said to got rid of provisions that had allowed religious political parties to prosper and legitimised military dictatorship.

The court verdict also suggested “suitable punishment” to perpetrators who brought military regimes and imposed martial laws, who were dubbed as “extra-constitutional adventurers.”

AUTHOR: Saleem Samad
E-MAIL: saleemsamad [at]


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