Bangladesh Islami Front

The Bangladesh Islami Front (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ ইসলামী ফ্রন্ট) is an Islamic political party in Bangladesh.[2] In the 2001 parliamentary election, the party fielded 16 candidates. Together they gathered 29,002 votes (0.05% of the national vote), but the party won no seats in the Jatiya Sangsad.[3] The party's student wing is Bangladesh Islami Chattra Sena.

Bangladesh Islami Front

বাংলাদেশ ইসলামী ফ্রন্ট
ChairmanM.A. Mannan
Secretary-GeneralM.A. Matin
PresidiumSk Abdul Karim Siraj

Pr. Ali Hossain
Syd Mosiud Dowla

MA Wahid Saburi
Founded21 December 1990; 30 years ago (1990-12-21)
Headquarters205/5 Fakirapool, Al-Bashir Plaza (5th Floor), Kalvart Road, Dhaka-1000[1]
Seats in the Jatiya Sangshad
0 / 300
Election symbol
Election symbol of Bangladesh Islami Front.png
Party flag
Flag of Bangladesh Islami Front.png
Website
www.bangladeshislamifront.com

HistoryEdit

The party was founded on 21 December 1990.

AllianceEdit

Bangladesh Islami Front entered into the Jatiya Party-led Sammilita Jatiya Jote (United National Alliance) in 2017.[4]

Death of Presidium MemberEdit

On 27 August 2014, Allama Nurul Islam Farooqi was murdered following a home invasion who was a presidium member of Islami Front.[5] In August, 2014, Islami Chhatra Sena chief Muhammad Nurul Haq Chisty announced at a press meeting that a half-day strike across Bangladesh would be observed, and demanded for the arrest and trial of Farooqi's killer.[6][7] The student party formed a human chain on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway's Ashuganj Goalchattor area on 25 August 2015, demanding an exceptional punishment for Farooqi's killer.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ নিবন্ধিত রাজনৈতিক দলসমূহ [Registered Political Parties]. Bangladesh Election Commission. Archived from the original on 31 October 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Islami Front asks EC to scrap provision for 33% female representation". bdnews24.com. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Share of Votes by Party". Bangladesh Electorion Commission. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Jatiya Party-led alliance splits included Bangladesh Islami Front". The Daily Sun. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Islami Front leader slaughtered at Dhaka home". Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Chhatra Sena calls strike for Sunday". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Islami Chhatra Sena to enforce hartal on Sunday". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Sena formed a human chain". Daily Observer. Bangladesh. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2018.