Sirajul Islam Chowdhury (politician)

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Sirajul Islam Chowdhury
Member of Bangladesh Parliament
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Political partyJatiya Party (Ershad)

Sirajul Islam Chowdhury (Bengali: সিরাজুল ইসলাম চৌধুরী) is a Jatiya Party (Ershad) politician, former student activist, social worker, and Ex Member of Parliament of Patiya Chittagong-11.


Chowdhury was one of the 291 revolutionary student activists of Chattogram who led the protests against the Pakistani ruling elite in the sixties along with Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, A.B.M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury, and many others.[1][failed verification]

Chowdhury is also a social reformer and co-founded Non-governmental organization NOWZUWAN in 1977.[2][3] NOWZUWAN was one of the three non-government organisations (NGOs) to sign 'Grant Contracts’ with Japanese Ambassador ITO Naoki under the Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) in March 2022.[4][5]

Chowdhury was elected to parliament from Chittagong-11 as a Jatiya Party candidate in 1988.[6][7] He’s a member of the Jatiya Party and advisory council.[8][9] He boycotted the 2014 parliamentary elections during the early hours, after experiencing rampant vote rigging by the agents of rival candidate.[10]


  1. ^ যে অতীত গৌরবের. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).
  2. ^ "Japan Supports 'Disability Resource Centre' in Patiya, Chittagong" (PDF) (Press release). Embassy of Japan. 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ "NOWZUWAN – Non Profit Organization". 2022-04-27. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  4. ^ "Japanese grants for health services of grassroots". The Financial Express. Dhaka.
  5. ^ "Japan Supports BDT 25 million to Three Grass-roots Human Security Projects".
  6. ^ ""List of 4th Parliament Members"" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  7. ^ চট্টগ্রাম উত্তর জেলা জাতীয় পার্টির ইফতার ও দোয়া মাহফিল অনুষ্ঠিত. (in Bengali).
  8. ^ চট্টগ্রামের সিরাজুল ইসলাম চৌধুরী জাতীয় পার্টির উপদেষ্টা হলেন. ctgpratidin (in Bengali). 16 January 2020.
  9. ^ "JaPa Chairman announces names of 9 advisors". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 15 January 2020.
  10. ^ নির্বাচন বর্জনের ঘোষণা দিলেন ২০ প্রার্থী. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).