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Bangladesh On The Way To Become An Islamic Fundamentalist Like Pakistan

When Bangladesh was formed in the year 1971, it declared itself a secular state separate from Pakistan. Constitutionally it remained as a secular nation. But there was a majority of the Muslim community in the population, which probably never liked this fabric of secularism. In 1988, the military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Mohammed Ershad, through a constitutional amendment, declared Islam the state religion of Bangladesh. Although some people did take this matter to the court, but the people sitting in the courts were also mostly of the same mentality, so after a few years this case was dismissed. Thus established as a secular country, Bangladesh became an Islamic nation. Although the governments there keep talking of secularism, the reality is that secularism is no longer pres...

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