Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League

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Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League is an associate body and the volunteer wing of the Bangladesh Awami League. Gazi Mesbaul Hossain Shachchu is the Acting President of the Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League.[1][2] Its general secretary, Afzalur Rahman Babu.[3]

Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League
বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী স্বেচ্ছাসেবক লীগ
Baṅġladeś Awamy Ṣ́ecc̀ašebok Lyg
PresidentGazi Mesbaul Hossain Shachchu ( Acting President)
General SecretaryAfzalur Rahman Babu
FounderAFM Bahauddin Nasim
Founded27 July 1994
Headquarters23, Bangabondhu Avenue, Dhaka
IdeologyBengali nationalism
Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League

History edit

Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League was founded on 27 July 1994.[4][5] It traces its origin to the Swechchhasebak Bahini founded in 1949 at the establishment of the Awami League by Zillur Rahman.[6]

In 2008, Pankaj Debnath, General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League was sentenced to jail for corruption by a special anti-corruption court established in the MP hostel of the Jatiya Sangshad complex by the Caretaker Government during the 2006-2008 Bangladeshi political crisis.[7][8] He is the incumbent Member of Parliament from Barisal-4.[9]

On 25 November 2013, Rabiul Islam, the General Secretary of Deyara Union unit of Awami Swecchasebak League was killed in clashes with Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporters after they called a strike.[10] Swechasabak League organized an exhibition on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, called "History Speaks Up", at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on 15 August 2012.[11] President of Sadarghat, Chittagong unit of Swechasebak League, Ibrahim Manik, was shot dead in December 2016 in Chittagong.[12] On 1 August 2018, they bought out a procession of light in memory of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a lead up to marking his assassination in August.[13]

On 13 December 2018, Asadul Islam Ershad, General Secretary of Muladholi Union unit of the Awami Swechasebak League, was killed in general election-related violence.[14]

References edit

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  5. ^ "Colourful procession". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Swechchhasebak League's 28th founding anniversary tomorrow | National". BSS. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  7. ^ "The convicted politicians". The Daily Star. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ "'Release Pankaj Debnath'". The Daily Star. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Hostage in our own country?". The Daily Star. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ "6 killed, 131 hurt, 60 held". 25 November 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Homage paid to Bangabandhu". The Daily Star. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Swechchhasebak League leader shot dead". Dhaka Tribune. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Month of mourning begins with nation recalling Bangabandhu". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Polls atmosphere becoming violent!". The New Nation. Retrieved 25 January 2019.