Bangladesh plans to review it's constitution

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Dhaka, Jul 21: Bangladesh plans to make a committee to review all amendments brought to the Bangladesh constitution in past 38 years.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will announce the parliamentary committee on Wednesday, Jul 21. The 19-member committee will be headed by the deputy leader of the Parliament House, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury.

But the main opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced that it won't support the government's move.

On Tuesday, Jul 20, after consulting legal and constitutional experts, BNP chairperson and opposition leader Khaleda Zia announced that her party will continue anti-government stir with a hunger strike on Sunday, Jul 25.

Bangladesh enacted its statute in 1972. Nationalism, democracy, secularism and socialism were enshrined as the basic tenets.

After the assassination of its founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and during the 1975-90 military-led phase of governance, 'socialism' was dropped and 'secularism' was replaced by a declaration of the country as an Islamic Republic.

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