I will definitely not impose my views on those who know better from an actual knowledge of ground conditions.Dada - I have to beg to differ.
In 1952 and in 1971, the activism was more in line with ideological protests for "autonomy" and economic fairness rather than outright thuggery.
Today it is known that being in AL cadres and "handling opposition" using violent means is number one step to becoming a legitimate AL party functionary. You haven't been to Bangladesh after 1971 or you may not know, ask around and you will. This is something that even hardcore AL politicians are not proud of, they have a hard time controlling this.
Recently a student in BUET (one of the top engg. universities in Dhaka) posted something in Facebook criticizing Indian action on something and the AL thugs at BUET basically lynched him to death. They all got death sentences after trial which is being appealed.
If that is how it is, consider my remarks unsaid.