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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

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[BISMILLAH-AR-RAHMAN-AR-RAHIM
 
    
(In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful)/

In the name of the Creator, the Merciful.]

PREAMBLE


We, the people of Bangladesh, having proclaimed our independence on the 26th day of March, 1971 and through [a historic struggle for national liberation], established the independent, sovereign People's Republic of Bangladesh;

[Pledging that the high ideals of nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism, which inspired our heroic people to dedicate themselves to, and our brave martyrs to sacrifice their lives in, the national liberation struggle, shall be the fundamental principles of the Constitution;]

Further pledging that it shall be a fundamental aim of the State to realise through the democratic process a socialist society, free from exploitation a society in which the rule of law, fundamental human rights and freedom, equality and justice, political, economic and social, will be secured for all citizens;

Affirming that it is our sacred duty to safeguard, protect and defend this Constitution and to maintain its supremacy as the embodiment of the will of the people of Bangladesh so that we may prosper in freedom and may make our full contribution towards international peace and co operation in keeping with the progressive aspirations of mankind;

In our Constituent Assembly, this eighteenth day of Kartick, 1379 B.S., corresponding to the fourth day of November, 1972 A.D., do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
THE REPUBLIC
1. The Republic
2. The territory of the Republic
2A. The state religion
3. The state language
4. National anthem, flag and emblem
4A. Portrait of the Father of the Nation
5. The capital
6. Citizenship
7. Supremacy of the Constitution
7A. Offence of abrogation, suspension, etc . of the Constitution
7B. Basic provisions of the Constitution are not amendable
PART II
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY
8. Fundamental principles
9. Nationalism
10. Socialism and freedom from exploitation
11. Democracy and human rights