The ruling Awami League, one of the oldest and most traditional political parties in the subcontinent, has entered 72 years, bringing the bengali stoic ism a taste of freedom on the steps of glory, tradition, struggle and success. The 71st anniversary of the old political party that led the country’s freedom struggle and liberation struggle is Tuesday (June 23). The Awami League has reached this stage today by leading the way in many beatings, climbs and long-distance movements. The Awami Muslim League was established on 23 Rd June 1949 in the Rose Garden of THE OLD DHAKA, with the aim of securing the rights of the people of East Bengal, born on the basis of backward and misguided biethnicism. Then a non-communist section of the Muslim League went out and formed a new group called East Pakistan Awami Muslim League through the Political Workers’ Conference.
Despite the demand for the party’s non-communal name at the time of its establishment, the social reality and political context of the party was adopted in 1955, almost four years after the party was formed, excluding the word “Muslim” from the Awami Muslim League. The party was formed with the promise of the Struggle for The Rights of Bengalis, called Awami League. Awami League has become the institution of the Bengali rights movement since its inception.
Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Vasani and General Secretary Shamsul Haque were elected as the president of Awami League at the first meeting. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was in prison at this time. He was appointed joint secretary from prison on the first committee. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led awami league in the leadership sequence.
In 1966, the general secretary of awami league, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was elected. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was elected to the Title of The Bangladesh Government after leading the movement for rights through Awami League. He became the undisputed leader of Bengali. The architect of independent Bangladesh, the nation’s Janak Sheikh Mujib.
Under the leadership of the Congress, Awami League became an institution for the rights of Bengalis. Through the movement and struggle Awami League was transformed into a group leading the freedom struggle and liberation war. Under the leadership of Awami League, all movements for freedom of speech were formed in Pakistan, against communalism, movement for the rights of language, and the movement for rights against exploitation. The awami league led great liberation and freedom was achieved. On that day, the Bengalis were in the war against the bengalis.
The party continued to lead the movement with a victory in the 52-language movement, the 54’s Joint Front elections. The six-point movement of 66, the mass coup of 69, the great victory of the 70’s and the struggle for independence were led by awami league. Awami League led the great liberation war organized in 71. The traditional party led all kinds of democratic movements against the military dictatorship in the country for long periods after the assassination of The Bangabandhu in 75 after Pakistani rule and independence. The Awami League has had to face many difficulties in this long road. Many people have to go through the climbs and the broken ones. Sometimes leadership vacuum, sometimes repression, sometimes broken down, the party has to face. On 15th August 1975, awami league fell into the leadership vacuum after the murder of the family of The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the murder of four national leaders on November 3. This void led to multiple breakdowns and groupings and multiple divisions within the group. Then, during the party’s peak, in 1981, the Bengali girl Sheikh Hasina returned to the country and took over the Awami League with a strong hand. After the independence of Bangladesh, the Awami League is in power for three and a half years and under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in 1996 and the Awami League is in power for 12 years.
Dhaka, Mongolbar, 23 June, HB News