Anisul Huq (politician)

Anisul Huq (born 30 March 1956) is an eminent Bangladeshi lawyer and politician who is the (since 2014 - current) Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in the Cabinet of Bangladesh.[1]

Anisul Huq
আনিসুল হক
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Assumed office
12 January 2014 – Current
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byShafique Ahmed
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
9 January 2014 – Current
Preceded byMohammad Shah Alam
ConstituencyBrahmanbaria-4
Personal details
Born (1956-03-30) 30 March 1956 (age 65)
Paniarup (Dargabari), Kasba, Brahmanbaria, West Pakistan [1]
Nationality Bangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Nur Amtullah Rina Huq (Wife)
ParentsSerajul Huq (politician) (Father) Jahanara Huq (Mother)
RelativesAriful Huq Rony (Brother) [2]
ResidenceRoad no.113, House no.B/5, (Gulshan-1), Dhaka [3]
EducationHons in English Literature, Masters in English Literature, LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) and LL.M (Masters of Laws)
Alma mater.

Early life and EducationEdit

Anisul Huq was the son of Advocate Serajul Huq, lawyer and a former member of parliament. He was educated at Saint Joseph Higher Secondary School (Dhaka), the University of Dhaka (BA (Hons) English Literature; Masters in English Literature; LLB) and King's College London (LLM).[1]

CareerEdit

Law professionEdit

Anisul Huq was enrolled as a lawyer in the Dhaka District Bar in November 1985 and in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in November 1987. In 2001 he was enrolled in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as a lawyer and became a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2010.

On his father's death, Anisul Huq became the Chief Special Prosecutor for both the Bangabandhu Murder Case and the Jail Killing case. It was under his counsel that Bangabandhu Murder case was finally completed and a judgment was delivered by the apex court of this country. Anisul Huq was also the Chief Counsel and Special Prosecutor for the Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh. Anisul Huq was also the Chief Prosecutor for the Peelkhana Carnage Case which relates to the mutiny of the Bangladesh Rifles in 2009. This case was also completed successfully under his leadership.

The late Advocate Serajul Huq and his son Anisul Huq both are Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, acted as counsel for most of the important, leading and sensitive criminal cases of the country during the 1980-2014 period.[1]

PoliticsEdit

In the general elections held on 5 January 2014, Anisul Huq was elected as a Member of Parliament from Brahmanbaria-4 (Kasba-Akhaura) Constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League. which also houses the ancestral home of Anisul Huq. He took oath as a Member of Parliament on 9 January 2014. Thereafter he was inducted in the cabinet as a Minister on 12 January 2014 and was allocated the portfolio of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

In the 11th National Parliamentary Election held on 30 December 2018, Anisul Huq has once again been elected as Member of Parliament from the same Constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League. He has taken oath as a Member of Parliament on 3 January 2019. He has further been appointed as the Minister for the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and taken oath on 7 January 2019 as Minister. He is the first person to be the Minister of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs for consecutively two terms in the history of Bangladesh.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Anisul Huq was married to Nur Amtullah Rina Huq on 18 December 1987.[1] Rina Haque died on 2 January 1991 in a road accident.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Honorable Minister - Anisul Huq, M.P". Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "I lost my wife in an road accident, I understand the pain of losing loved one". Banglanews24.com (in Bengali). 1 August 2019.