The Tale of Ninth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh: Alive or Dead?

Md. Morshedul Islam


Bangladesh is a country where rulers are found adamant to introduce bangladesh style democracy where opposition and people’s voice remains unheard and what government say/portray is treated as the outburst choice of the nation. Government’s voice is always inserted in the constitution as the demand of the nation by amendment. Military regime under H.M. Ershad added ninth amendment at such a moment when people as well as opposition demanded for midterm election under caretaker government. But the regime squeezing people’s voice added new democratic provisions in the constitution so as to making the then existing so-called democratic regime more accountable and democratic. Regime’s farce is proved when its application was withheld for future. This so-called democratic change did not surface because of the establishment of people’s voice. This paper is about ninth amendment- its requirement, political aspect of the military ruler and its ineffectiveness last of all.

Keywords: Democratic government, Accountable, opposition demand, mid-term election, neutral government, elected Vice-president.

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