BanglaCapsule | Awami League Timeline  

Jun-23-1949
Awami League, one of the oldest and major political parties in Bangladesh, was founded as East Pakistan Awami Muslim League in Dhaka at a convention of the leaders and workers known to have been a faction of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League headed by Suhrawardy and Abul Hashim.
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Apr-17-1953
The Awami Muslim League becomes Awami League, reflecting its evolution into a more secular organization.
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Jul-06-1971
Awami League leaders renamed the party to Bangladesh Awami League (AL).
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Jun-12-2003
An eight-hour hartal called by the Awami League, the main opposition party, was observed peacefully across the country to protest lack of public security, slide in law and order and killing of party leaders and activists.
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Apr-20-2006
The Awami League-led 14-party opposition alliance enforces a dawn-to-dusk hartal across the country protesting killings in Kansat by police during villagers' demonstration demanding uninterrupted power supply.
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Jun-12-2006
Awami League led 14-party opposition called for Dhaka siege to protest 'police atrocities' on opposition leaders and workers. During the siege programme clashes between the law enforcers and opposition men left around 500 injured.
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Jun-13-2006
Awami League led 14-party opposition's countrywide 36-hour hartal brings Bangladesh to halt. Hartal was called to press demands for electoral reforms, resignation of the chief election commissioner and two 'politically appointed' election commissioners.
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Sep-20-2006
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine enforced enforced a six-hour countrywide road-rail-waterways blockade programme to press home its demand for reforms in the caretaker government system and the Election Commission.
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Sep-21-2006
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine enforced a countrywide 6:00am to 6:00pm hartal to press home its demand for reforms in the caretaker government system and the Election Commission.
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Dez-23-2006
The Awami League enters into a deal with the Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish linked to HUJI. They agree to recognise fatwa (religious edict) and implement government recognition to the degree conferred by traditional Madrassa if the AL-led alliance came to power.
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