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Public Office: Bangladesh
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In Bangladesh 89.6 percent of the population are Muslim and Islam plays a very important role in society and politics. The people of Bangladesh have strong attachments to Islam and generally do not want to take risks by condemning Islamic customs, practices and beliefs. Remarkably, in a Muslim majority country, people accepted two women, Sheikh Hasina and Khale…

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Chowdhury, Farah Deeba, “Public Office: Bangladesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001439>
First published online: 2012

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