Jubo League

The Bangladesh Awami Jubo League (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী যুবলীগ) commonly known as the Jubo League, is the first youth organization of Bangladesh founded by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani. It is the youth wing of Bangladesh Awami League. Jubo league's current chairman is Sheikh Parosh and General Secretary is Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil.[1]

Bangladesh Awami Jubo League
বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী যুবলীগ
ChairmanSheikh Fazle Shams Parash
General SecretaryMainul Hossain Khan Nikhil
FounderSheikh Fazlul Haque Mani
Founded11 November 1972
Headquarters23, Bangabondhu Avenue, Dhaka
IdeologyBengali nationalism
Secularism
Democracy
Website
www.jlbd.org/en/home

HistoryEdit

Jubo league was established on 11 November 1972 by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani.[2]

ControversyEdit

  • Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on 23 May arrested a Jubo League activist from Basanterbagh village, Begumganj upazila, Noakhali District with an illegal gun.[3]
  • Detective Branch (DB) of the local police arrested Gias, a Jubo League leader in Kotwali area, Chittagong for involvement in the murder of security guard of Al Arafah Islami Bank's Muradpur Branch during an attempted robbery.[4]
  • Jubo League engaged in street fighting with Bangladesh Chhatra league over dropping of tender for government contract worth 100 million taka in Barisal City. About a dozen people were injured including a journalist.[5]
  • The Jubo League expelled its Office Secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman, who went into hiding in the wake of the crackdown on illegal casinos, on charges of corruption in 2019.[6]
  • Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the widely renowned ‘Casino Emperor’ Dhaka South Awami Jubo League president Ismail Hossain Samrat for his links to the illegal casino businesses running under his territory. Cases filed against him till now are casino-gambling, tender business, extortions and many more.[7] Something that is worthy of being noted is that, despite being a staunch supporter of Awami League, he was arrested at the home of an affluent Jamaat leader.[8]

List of activists KilledEdit

  • Jahir Uddin, 30, was a local activist of Jubo League was murdered in Kabirhat area in Begumganj upazila, Noakhali District on 22 May 2015.[3]
  • Akbar Ali an activist of Jubo League was murdered in Begumganj upazila in Noakhali on 20 May 2015.[9]
  • Kamal Uddin, 22, an activist of Jubo league of Lohagara upazila of Chittagong was killed on 21 May 2015.[10]
  • Mohammad Yusuf, 35, president of Anderchar union unit Jubo League was killed on 5 March 2015 by alleged members of opposition party.[11]
  • Md Mollah Arif, joint secretary of Jubo League's ward number 2 unit, was killed Jorpukur Math area of North Goran, Dhaka on 9 April 2015.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ যুবলীগের চেয়ারম্যান ওমর ফারুক, সম্পাদক হারুন [Jubo League chairman Omar Faruque, secretary Harun]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 14 July 2012. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Jubo League founding day observed". The Independent. Dhaka. 12 November 2002.
  3. ^ a b "Jubo League man hacked to death". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ Mahmud, Tarek. "Jubo League leader, 3 others arrested for bank guard murder". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ "BCL, Jubo League clash in Barisal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ Staff Correspondent; bdnews24.com. "Jubo League expels Office Secretary Kazi Anisur for alleged corruption". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ "2 cases filed against Samrat, Arman". Dhaka Tribune. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Samrat hid himself in a Jamaat leader's house". Dhaka Tribune. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Jubo League activist slaughtered in Noakhali". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Ctg Jubo League activist hacked to death". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Jubo League man killed, 50 injured". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  12. ^ Hasan, Kamrul. "Police: Jubo League leader Arif was killed for refusing to carry out illegal activity". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 1 June 2015.