ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Confrontation in Bangladesh

Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 400 038 Grams Econweekly Grams Econweekly Editor Krishna Raj Associate Editor Rajani X Desai Assistant Editor M S Prabhakar Editorial Staff Colin da Souza, K Vijayakumar Manager J K Thakkar Advertisement Manager R Venkiteswaran THE postponement of general elections in Bangladesh has been swiftly followed by the arrest of a number of leading politicians, ,and the announcement that Ziaur Rahman, chief of army staff and till now, at least nominally, only one of the three deputy chief martial law administrators, has assumed the office of the chief martial law administrator, relieving president Sayeem of the formal responsibility for administering martial law. By these moves, Ziaur Rahman has sought to consolidate his position as the ruler of Bangladesh.

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