ISBN: 978 984 506 130 8
Cover Type: HB
By Moudud Ahmed (Author)
Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)
First Published: 2014 No. of Pages: 358 Weight (kg): 1
UPL Showroom Price: 700.00 BDT
Elections in Bangladesh are invariably tainted by different forms of rigging. In 1991, the concept of a care-taker government was adopted by the parliament with the consent of all major political parties and they were mandated to help the Election Commission to conduct general election for a parliament within three months. However, the care-taker government formed for 2007-2008 elections suo moto extended its mandate by another 23 months in violation of the Constitution. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyse the tenure of the care-taker government that illegally existed in Bangladesh during 2007-08. It was a break in the democratic system-resulting in a uncommon regime — a combination of few individuals, civil and military, taking over the institutions in the country for the months before the general elections of 2008. This volume captures images of the important political incidents in Bangladesh during this period. The effect of the regime on the economy, judiciary, human rights situation has been discussed by the author, who was imprisoned during this period. The book deals with the event at the University of Dhaka that stalled the election process. It analyses the conspiracy theories and negotiations that were taking place in the charged political climate during the days leading to the elections in December 2008.
1. Proclamation of Emergency and the Interim Regime / 2. Drive Against the Politicians / 3. Corruption Laws / 4. The Role of the Anti-Corruption Commission: Basic Rights Violations / 5. The Conspiracy Theory / 6. The Upheaval / 7. Judiciary / 8. Economy / 9. Civil Order and Violation of Human Rights / 10. The Image of the Army and the Role of Moeen U Ahmed / 11. End of the Interim Regime / 12. Military Understanding with Sheikh Hasina / 13. Election: December 2008 / 14. Thirty Days of the New Government