The present-day borders of Bangladesh took shape during the Partition of Bengal and the British India in 1947, when the region came to be known as East Pakistan, as a part of the newly formed state of Pakistan. It was separated from West Pakistan by 1,400 kilometres (870mi) of Indian territory. Because of political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination and economic neglect by the politically dominant western wing, nationalism, popular agitation and civil disobedience led to the Bangladesh Liberation War and independence in 1971. After independence, the new state endured poverty, famine, political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress. In 2014, the Bangladeshi general election was boycotted by major opposition parties, resulting in a parliament and government dominated by the Awami League and its smaller coalition partners.
"Bangla Desh" is a song by English musician George Harrison. It was released as a non-album single in July 1971, to raise awareness for the millions of refugees from the country formerly known as East Pakistan, following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Harrison's inspiration for the song came from his friend Ravi Shankar, a Bengali musician, who approached Harrison for help in trying to alleviate the suffering. "Bangla Desh" has been described as "one of the most cogent social statements in music history" and helped gain international support for Bangladeshi independence by establishing the name of the fledgling nation around the world. In 2005, United Nations Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan identified the song's success in personalising the Bangladesh crisis, through its emotive description of Shankar's request for help.
• Engage authorities in major transit countries, including Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia, to uphold legal and institutional frameworks which make accountable the perpetrators of protection violations, particularly smugglers and state officials ... know their legal status.
The planned assessment is to take place at the programme location of Khulna and the national office of SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh in Dhaka... Previous experience in Bangladesh or the South-East Asia region is a strong asset; ... Understanding of the socio-political, legal, and cultural context in Bangladesh and the South-East Asia region;.
According to a new report to mark World Refugee Day, No safe haven, Rohingya children across Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia are prevented from accessing quality education and legal protection, which can expose them to abuse, child labour, child marriage, trafficking and detention ... Statelessness and lack of legal status.
... 16 districts and home secretaries of seven states to process citizenship applications of legal migrants belonging to six specified minority communities of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — for a period of two years.
After that we have to take it up with the government of Bangladesh, that look this is the proof, they have come from Bangladesh and we must try to send them back ...India has a historical, constitutional and legal responsibility towards the minorities of Pakistan and Bangladesh ... Assam can be an economic partner with Bangladesh.
Former chancellor Sajid Javid is seeking to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 (Paul Ellis/PA) ... 'Indeed, when Bangladesh lowered the legal age of marriage from 18 to 16, ministers there were said to have directly pointed to our laws to justify their move.
The legal minimum age to get married in England and Wales could be raised to 18 under backbench legislation being tabled by former chancellor Sajid Javid... “Indeed, when Bangladesh lowered the legal age of marriage from 18 to 16, ministers there were said to have directly pointed to our laws to justify their move.
Getty). The minimum legal age to get married in England Wales is to be raised to 18, it has been reported ... ‘Indeed, when Bangladesh lowered the legal age of marriage from 18 to 16, ministers there were said to have directly pointed to our laws to justify their move ... .
The current law allows child marriage under 18 through the “legal exception” of parental consent ... “Indeed, when Bangladesh lowered the legal age of marriage from 18 to 16, ministers there were said to have directly pointed to our laws to justify their move.
Bangladesh has declared a tax rebate for companies hiring transgender people to boost the government’s social inclusion efforts for the marginalised group in the Muslim-majority South Asian country ... Bangladesh began allowing trans people, known as hijra, to legally register as third gender in 2013 and has provided support to the group since then.
... to find out wrongful inclusions, especially in districts bordering Bangladesh, and exclusions in the NRC ... The information were asked to be provided to all the legal migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who were given long term visas, the official letter had said.