(গাজীউল হক) (born February 1, 1929) is a language activist and a renowned student leader during the Bengali Language Movement
. He chaired the meeting at the Dhaka University
premises on February 21, 1952 from which the decision to violate Section 144
was made. Later that day police fired into the students who demanded equal status of Bengali along with Urdu
and eventually they prevailed.
Gaziul Haque was born in Nishchintopur village of Chagolnaia Thana in Noakhali district
on February 1, 1929. He passed matriculation from Bogra Zilla School in 1946. Next year on September he joined the Democracy Summit in Dhaka
. He was the chairman of the procession of a news published in the english daily Morning News
. On March 11, 1948, he took part in the rally demanding the status of Bangla which was directed by Muhammad Shahidullah
. At the end of July in 1951, he joined a meeting along with other student leaders of that time to influence the dimming Language Movement. At the end of the meeting a leaflet was supplied by Abdul Matin
On 30 January, 1952 when Khwaja Nazimuddin reiterated about their language policy, Gaziul Haque captained a meeting at the Dhaka University campus and also run a rally of the agitated students. He also chaired the meeting at Amtala on February 4. On February 21, 1952, Haque again chaired the all important meeting which decided to break the Section 144. After the police attack he got injured and forced to go the hospital. Next day he had to hide after the threat by the government. On April 14, 1953 he was fired from the University for student politics and his M. A. degree was suspended by the authority. Later his degree was restored and suspension was lifted due to student procession. Gaziul Haque was arrested again on February 19 of the next year and released on April 18. In his professional career, Haque is a lawyer by profession.