Awami Jubo League (AJL) (Bangladesh)

Country: Bangladesh
Details of Formation: The AJL was formed on 11 November 1972 by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani (Wikipedia) who was affiliated with the ruling Awami League. It is uncertain what his role was and if the PGM was created by the government. There is no evidence the group was active when the Awami League ruled Bangladesh from 1996 to 2001. The date formed refers to the date when the Awami League returned to power and activities are reported.
Details of Termination: The AJL still existed by the end of 2014 and Awami League won the 2014 elections.
Purpose: The main purpose of the AJL is to protect main state institutions.
Organisation: The Awami Jubo League is the youth wing of the Bangladesh Awami League party (Wikipedia).
Weapons and Training: According to a news source, members are armed with firearms, machetes and other sharp weapons.
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Treatment of Civilians: News sources report violent actions against journalists and political opposition. They were allegedly instructed by the high command of the Awami League to do so and the police was advised to cooperate with them in these actions.
Other Information: The AJL often acts together with the Chhatra League (PGM), Awamis students organization, since they became PGMs in 2009.
References: Wikipedia. “Jubo League”.