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Statue located inside the Armenian Church in Dhaka.

Armanitola (Bengali: আরমানিটোলা (lit. Armenian Quarter) is an area in the old city of Dhaka, the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. The district takes its name from the Armenian settlement that surrounded an Armenian church there.[1][2][3][4]

First Public Meeting at Armanitola Maidan[edit]

The first public meeting of Awami Muslim League was held on 11 October at Armanitola Maidan. Muslim League workers was preventing their opposition for this meeting, Even Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman failed to convince the workers of Muslim League to get the Microphone. Suddenly Yar Mohammad Khan of Rai Shaheb Bazar intervene as Sheikh mujibur Rahman requested him. Yar Mohammad raised his fist and hit the Muslim League workers and took the microphone. Huge followers of Yar Mohammad joined from Rai Shaheb Bazar and kicked out the Muslim league for good. This incident was enough to establish Awami League in the Dhaka city.[5]



  1. ^ Herbert Feldman, Pakistan: an introduction, Oxford University Press, 1968, p.98
  2. ^ Ali, Ansar; Chaudhury, Sushil; Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Armenians, The". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ Lawson, Alastair (10 January 2003). "The mission of Dhaka's last Armenian". BBC News. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  4. ^ Kabir, Tasneem Tayeb (23 December 2011). "The Armenian Church: Legacy of a Bygone Era". The Independent. Dhaka. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
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Coordinates: 23°42′50″N 90°24′07″E / 23.714°N 90.402°E / 23.714; 90.402