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Hasina worked with Khaleda Zia in organizing opposition to Ershad. [116] Hasina removed the Communication Minister Syed Abul Hossain from office three months after dismissal of the case. During the peak of violence in the 1970 Pakistani general election, as well as her father's arrest, she had … [48] Political activity was prohibited. The caretaker Government extended her two-month medical parole by one more month. Later Hussain Muhammad Ershad's nomination was cancelled;[why? [36], In the 2001 Bangladeshi general election, although winning 40% of the popular vote (slightly less than BNP's 41%), AL won just 62 seats in the Parliament, while the 'Four Party Alliance' led by BNP won 234 seats, giving them a two-thirds majority in Parliament. Premier Sheikh Hasina on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is Bangladesh’s true friend and expressed her gratitude to the … Her administration repealed the Indemnity Act, which protected the killers of Sheikh Mujib, her father and first President of Bangladesh. [106][107], In March 2017, Bangladesh's first two submarines were commissioned. [119], On 24 January 2017, in a speech in parliament, Prime Minister Hasina blamed Muhammad Yunus for the World Bank's pulling out of the project. [80] After being Prime Minister, Hasina reneged on her agreement with the Jatiya Party to make Ershad, its leader, the President. The four alleged victims were beaten to death during clashes between AL and rival party activists. [68][69] A graft case was filed against Zia on the same day. Feroza Begum’s husband is the son of Sheikh Fatema Begum, her mother’s sister. [1] Her husband died on 9 May 2009. Sheikh Hasina (L) with her sister Sheikh Rehana (R). She graduated from Barry University. [86] In 2012, she maintained a hard line stance and refused to allow entry to Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar during the 2012 Rakhine State riots. She had 3 brothers (Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Rasel) and 1 sister (Sheikh Rehana). The film covers the assassination of Hasina's father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of her family member in 1975. Hasina and AL participated in the 1986 Bangladeshi general election held under President Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Agent of Change Award by Global Partnership Forum. [89] In 2012 a coup attempt against her by mid ranking army officers was stopped, with the Bangladesh Army being tipped off by an Indian intelligence agency. [109] The majority of the Bangladeshi people supported the government's decision to provide refugee to Rohingya. She became the first Bangladeshi PM since its independence to complete the entire term. Now our mother Sheikh Hasina has given us a place and a house. 153 seats (of 300) went uncontested in the election, of which Awami League won 127 by default. [17], Hasina was not in Bangladesh when her father, and most of her family, were assassinated on 15 August 1975 during a military coup d'état by members of the Bangladesh Army. From an early age, she was exposed to the political chaos and violence going on in her home country. During her time in India Hasina was not involved in politics, but became close friends with Suvra Mukherjee, wife of the future Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. [104][105], The election has been called "an electoral farce". MP Ahsanullah Master died after he was shot in May 2004. Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the eldest child of slain Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, will be stepping into her 74th birthday on 28th September, and this year the day comes when the nation is celebrating the Birth Centenary of her illustrious father and the tragic hero of Bangladesh’s history. Before the election, Human Rights Watch and other rights organisations had accused the Government of creating an intimidating environment for the Opposition. Directed by Piplu Khan. This failed to happen and was seen as a blow to the party and Hasina, who had implicitly supported Jalil. She previously served as Opposition Leader from 1986 to 1990, and 1991 to 1995, then as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001. Family Life She had a 41-year marriage to Wazed Miah that ended in 2009. Her second child Saima Wazed Hussain was born on December 9, 1972. The next day she flew to the United States to be treated for hearing impairment, eye problems and high blood pressure. [62][63] United Kingdom MPs condemned the arrest. [27] Hasina's decision to take part in the election had been criticised by her opponents, since the election was held under martial law, and the other main opposition group boycotted the poll. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first democratically elected leader of the government after independence and Hasina’s father, was killed along with 18 family members on August 15, 1975, in a coup. [94] Sheikh Hasina's Awami League has run Bangladesh since 2009 and won 288 seats in this election. [64] The couple has one son, Sajeeb Wazed Joy (a Bangladeshi businessman and a politician) … During the liberation war, Sheikh Hasina and her family were interned at a house in Dhaka. Hasina received credit and praise for her actions. To improve the quality of life of the people of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has particularly focused on human development, paying special attention to health care, family planning, nutrition, women’s rights and survival and development of children. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by Khaleda Zia won a general majority, and Hasina's Awami League emerged as the largest opposition party. Hasina is considered one of the most powerful women in the world, ranking 26th on Forbes' list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018,[7] and 30th in 2017. [97] The election was controversial with reports of violence and an alleged crackdown on the opposition in the run-up to the election. She inherited politics from her family. [102][103] People participated in the poll and other parties participated." Independent observers declared the elections were held in a festive and peaceful atmosphere. [12][13], Sheikh Hasina was born in Tungipara, East Pakistan on 28 September 1947. [70] On 6 February, the High Court stopped the trial, ruling that she could not be prosecuted under emergency laws for crimes alleged to have been committed prior to the imposition of the state of emergency. [36], Bangladesh joined two multilateral bodies, Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8). Family assassinated In 1975, most of her family members were killed in a coup, including her mother, three brothers and her father, the then president Sheikh … [14] She signed the 30-year water-sharing treaty of the Ganges with India. His son was Sheikh Qudratullah who had three sons: Sheikh Abdul Majid, Sheikh Abdul Hamid, and Sheikh Abdul Rashid. The caretaker government, headed by Ahmed, administered a general election for the parliament. [25][26] Her party, along with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) under Khaleda Zia, continued to work to restore democratically elected government, which they achieved by the democratic election in 1991, won by the BNP. [123][124][125][126][127], Hasina married M. A. Wazed Miah in 1968. [81], Hasina removed many of her parties politicians who supported reforms forced by the previous caretaker Government. Her father is the first president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mother Begum Fazilatunnesa. The allegations were subsequently found to be false and without merit, and the Canadian Court subsequently dismissed the case. I am very happy about it. [9] Hasina is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former female presidents and prime ministers. [100][101] As a result of the boycott and violence voter turnout was lower than the previous few elections at only 51%. In 2018 Hasina appears in the title role in a docudrama, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 07:29. [92] During this term, her Government-led and succeeded in forming the International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh), to investigate and prosecute suspects involved in the Bangladesh genocide, committed by the Pakistan Army and their local collaborators, Razakars, Al-Badr, and Al-Shams during the Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971. Sheikh Hasina, the eldest of five children of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was born on 28 September, 1947 at Tungipara in Gopalganj district. [122], In 2018 Hasina's government passed the controversial "Digital Security Act 2018", under which any criticisms of the Government over the internet or any other media, would be met with various degrees of prison terms. [60] On 17 July 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission sent notices to both Hasina and Khaleda Zia, instructing them to provide details of their assets within one week. Party politics in Bangladesh", "Bangladesh shaken by war of the dynasties", "In Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina settles scores", "Reconciliation-এ জোর দিয়েছিলেন খোদ শেখ মুজিবই", "Bangabandhu's cousin Mominul Haque dies", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sheikh–Wazed_family&oldid=999745115, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from November 2020, Articles containing Bengali-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sheikh Abdul Rashid: He was the son of Sheikh Qudratullah, brother of both Sheikh Abdul Majid and Sheikh Abdul Hamid, paternal uncle of both, Sheikh Mosharraf Hossain: He was a paternal uncle of, Sheikh Kabir Hossain: Son of Sheikh Mosharraf Hossain and founder of the, Mominul Haque Khoka: He was a first-cousin of, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 19:17. Her father, mother and the three brothers were killed in a coup d’état on August 15, 1975. Explore Sheikh Hasina's biography, personal life, family and real age. This was followed by a grenade attack on 21 August on an Awami League gathering in Dhaka, resulting in the death of 24 party supporters, including Ivy Rahman, party women's secretary. Sheikh Hasina Family With Parents, Husband & Children | Bollywood Gallery Subscribe to our channel for more videos. [98][99] Hasina's Awami League won a safe parliamentary majority with a total of 234 seats. [8] She has also made a list of "top 100 Global Thinkers" of the present decade. [74] The caretaker Government held mayoral elections in which AL won 12 out of 13 mayoral elections. [93], Sheikh Hasina secured a third successive term in office with her ruling Awami League and its Grand Alliance partners, winning the 11th general election by a landslide. On 10 October 2018, a special court gave verdicts in two cases filed over the incident; the court ruled that it was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, and all the accused, including BNP Senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman (in absentia) and former top intelligence officials, were found guilty. Her father was Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the 'father' of the Bengali Nation, and the first President of Bangladesh. [65] Hasina was visiting the United States at the time. He married into the Kazi family of Tungipara and permanently settled there. She was elected Vice President of the Students Union of Government Intermediate Girl's College. Following the end of Khaleda Zia's government in late October 2006, there were protests and strikes, during which 40 people were killed in the following month, over uncertainty about who would head the caretaker Government. The Government accused them of destroying the economy while the opposition countered that BNP could solve this problem by acceding to their demands. This was in contrast to what the neutral observers said, that the election was free and fair. The Caretaker Government had also been trying to get Khaleda Zia to leave the country. Sheikh Abdul Hamid was the father of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman and the paternal grandfather of both Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, while Sheikh Abdul Majid was the father of Sheikh Sayera Khatun and the maternal grandfather of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Hasina described the election as a farce. He settled in Kolkata with his son Sheikh Jan Mahmud since their wholesale business was based there. [77], Her Bangladesh Awami League and its Grand Alliance (a total of 14 parties) won the 2008 general election with a two-thirds majority numerically the party controlled 230 seats out of 299. In 1984, she was put under house arrest in February and again in November. Sheikh Sayera Khatun and her husband were paternal first-cousins as their fathers were brothers. Therefore they were first-cousins. The caretaker Government had difficulty bringing all parties to the table. She was in West Germany where her husband, M. A. Wazed Miah, was working as a nuclear physicist. Sheikh Hasina Wazed and her family have played a nominal role in the politics of Bangladesh. This was described as a temporary measure. The day after the result, Hasina said that the boycott should "not mean there will be a question of legitimacy. Sheikh Hasina was born into a Sunni, Islamic Family to Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanand Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. I will pray for her.” Another van driver, Habil Uddin, said: “I am extremely delighted. The ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) refused to act on these demands. In Gaibandha, 846 landless and homeless families have got semi-permanent houses in seven upazilas of the district. The Awami League had expected to win back the seat, but the BNP candidate won through rigging and manipulation, according to the neutral observer who came to witness the election. She has said in many interviews that she had grown up living in fear due to her father’s political works. [95] One of the leading opposition parties accused it of using stuffed ballot boxes. [121] On 10 February 2017, an Ontario (Canada) Superior court justice dismissed the bribery-conspiracy case for lack of any proof. The couple had two children: Sajeeb and Saima. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the country's vaccination programme against the coronavirus through video conferencing on January 27. Sheikh Hasina is a Bangladeshi politician. She married physicist M. A. Wazed Miah in 1968, who was chosen for her by her father. [72][73] Syed Modasser Ali, her personal physician, threatened to sue the caretaker Government over negligence regarding Hasina's treatment during her detention. Farooq said that he paid Hasina for approving his project. [16][18], Hasina was not allowed to return to Bangladesh until after she was elected to lead the Awami League Party on 16 February 1981, and arrived home on 17 May 1981. These arrests of the political leaders were widely seen as a move by the military-backed interim Government to force Hasina and Zia out of the country and into political exile. [47] They demanded to have voters' lists published. Her mother was Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. [1][2][3][4], The first Sheikh family member to come to Bengal was Sheikh Awwal. Later in the month, President Iajuddin Ahmed was compelled to impose a state of emergency and thus Lt General Moeen Uddin Ahmed took over the Government. She has said in many interviews that she had grown up living in fear due to her father’s political works. [114], The Padma Bridge graft scandal was a political incident in Bangladesh that involved the ruling Bangladesh Awami League's government who allegedly sought, in exchange for the awarding of the construction contract, large amount of money from the Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin. [59] She was accused of extortion and denied bail, and was held in a building converted into jail on the premises of the National Parliament. Her son, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, studied at Indian boarding schools. Hasina herself ran in three constituencies,[37] and was defeated in a constituency in Rangpur, which included her husband's home town, but won in two other seats. This is how a Baghdadi family evolved from preaching, to merchanting, to politics. Went uncontested in the run-up to the recipients at 10:30am on Saturday via... 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