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A British citizen can be the Chief Justice of Bangladesh but not an MP!


Written By: NazirAhmed
01/04/2014 23:39
Law and Order

Constitutionally a dual citizen (e.g. a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin) can become the Chief Justice of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (i.e. by becoming a High Court Judge, then a Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, and then the Chief Justice) - but he cannot....    Full story...

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Election of 5th January 2014:in the eyes of Constitution, democracy and international law


Written By: NazirAhmed
17/02/2014 11:39
Contemporary Debate

Introduction The tenth parliamentary election in Bangladesh was held on 5th January 2014 - but, what kind of election was it?  Over half - 153 out of 300 – the MPs were elected unopposed!  That means more than half of the voters of the country were deprived of....    Full story...

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Origin and history of the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
21/08/2013 23:34
Law and Order

Bangladesh became independent on 16 December 1971. After being released from the jail of Pakistan on 8 January 1972, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned via London to independent Bangladesh on 10 January 1972. The following day on 11 March 1972, in his capacity as the President of newly independent....    Full story...

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Constitutionality and legality of banning a political party


Written By: NazirAhmed
12/08/2013 11:54
Contemporary Debate

Some extreme left oriented political parties and their affiliated professional and cultural organisations have long been demanding for banning the Bangladesh Jammat-e Islami (BJI). This is not their new demand. However, they have recently intensified their demand which most of the Bangladeshi....    Full story...

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Provisions for and against the rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
06/08/2013 13:01
Law and Order

Introduction Rule of law is an internationally recognised concept.  Accordingly, Bangladesh recognises rule of law as a basic feature of its Constitution.  In Anwar Hussain Chowdhury v Bangladesh 1989 BLD, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh recognised the rule of law as one of the....    Full story...

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The place of rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
05/08/2013 15:05
Law and Order

In fact, the term ‘rule of law’ is well placed in the Constitution of Bangladesh. Its Preamble states the ‘rule of law’ as one of the objectives to be attained. The Preamble, inter alia, says “....it shall be a fundamental aim of the State to realise through the....    Full story...

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Fourth Amendment of the Constitution: a black chapter in the history of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
26/07/2013 1:04
Law and Order

Introduction The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended fifteen times so far.  Within those fifteen amendments, the most controversial amendment was the Fourth Amendment, for it fundamentally changed the nature and character of the Constitution.  Yet surprisingly, there has be no....    Full story...

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Eleventh and Twelfth Amendments of the Bangladesh constitution:Example of National Unity


Written By: NazirAhmed
03/07/2013 22:27 03/07/2013 13:10
Law and Order

The Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has been amended several times. The Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh adopted a Constitution which came into operation on 16 December 1972, exactly one year after liberation of Bangladesh. Since then and until the present government....    Full story...

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The Reasons Bangladesh needs non-party caretaker Government


Written By: NazirAhmed
16/06/2013 23:19
Law and Order

There are many reasons as to why Bangladesh needs a non-party caretaker government to hold free, fair and credible elections.  Some of the important reasons are:   First: Bangladesh had a very bad and shocking experience of holding general elections under party governments.  The....    Full story...

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What actually Hefazaat-e-Islam demands??


Written By: AEH_MIZ
24/04/2013 7:47
Burning Issue

Now, that is the burning question. What actually Hefazaat-e-Islam demands? Do they really want to take the country back to the middle ages? Are they demanding blasphemy law or not? Do they really reject the rights of the women? All doubts and confusions have been answered by Allama Shah Ahmad....    Full story...

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