BanglaCapsule | Hussain Muhammad Ershad Timeline  

Feb-01-1930
Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Lt General), former president of Bangladesh, was born in the district of Rangpur.
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Dez-12-1973
(Lt General) Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former president of Bangladesh, was promoted to the rank of Colonel.
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Feb-10-1982
Allegedly under pressure from Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Justice Abdus Sattar addressed the nation decrying his cabinet as corrupt.
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Mrz-24-1982
Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Lt. General) ousts Abdus Sattar in a bloodless coup, imposes martial law in the country, dissolves the parliament and suspends the constitution; Ershad assumes full powers as CMLA.
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Feb-14-1983
Hussain Muhammad Ershad's government brutally cracked down on student movement led by 'Chhatra Shangram Parishad' (Students' Movement Council) demanding withdrawal of the education policy, release of political and resumption of fundamental democratic rights; the was the first instance of protest against Ershad's autocratic regime in which 10 students were reported killed.
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Feb-15-1983
February 14-15, Student riots mark first major expression of public opposition to Ershad's martial law administration.
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Nov-11-1983
Lt. General Hussain Muhammad Ershad became the president of Bangladesh.
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Okt-28-1987
Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia met signaling a new phase of cooperation between the two leading opposition coalitions to coordinate the moves of the opposition against Ershad's regime.
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Nov-12-1987
The 'final showdown' known as the Siege of Dhaka ends (November 10-12) with mass demonstrations by united opposition parties against Hussain Muhammad Ershad's government.
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Nov-27-1987
Hussain Muhammad Ershad declares a state of emergency with restrictions on civil rights after continued agitation since the 'Siege of Dhaka' earlier in the month.
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Dez-06-1987
Hussain Muhammad Ershad holds fresh elections that both AL and BNP boycott resulting in Ershad's Jatiyo Party winning 251 of the 300 seats.
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Dez-07-1987
Hussain Muhammad Ershad dissolved the parliament.
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Apr-12-1988
Hussain Muhammad Ershad lifts the state of emergency that was imposed on November 27, 1987.
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Dez-04-1990
Jubilant crowds poured into the streets of the capital Dhaka when BTV in its late night bulletin flashed the news: President HM Ershad has decided to step down bowing to weeks of violent protests.
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Dez-06-1990
Amidst a relentless combined movement by the opposition, President Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Lt General) was forced to step down.
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Dez-12-1990
Former President Lieutenant General (Retd) Hussain Muhammad Ershad has been placed under protective detention in Gulshan area in the interest of maintaining law and order in the context of prevailing situation in the country.
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Jan-31-1991
In a letter written to the acting President of Bangladesh, ousted president Hussain Muhammad Ershad requests not to send him to prison.
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Nov-11-1992
Us Senate Sub-committee headed by Senator John Kerry in its report found fresh evidence of misappropriation of state funds and smuggling out of 520 million US dollar by the ousted President H M Ershad during his autocratic rule.
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Jan-09-1997
The top court ordered former President Ershad freed after 6 years of confinement for corruption and weapons charges.
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Aug-26-2010
The High Court declared void and unconstitutional the Seventh Amendment to the constitution that had legitimised the martial law regime of Hussain Muhammed Ershad.
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