Defination of martial law 1: the law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power 2: the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a government in an emergency when the civilian law enforcement agencies are unable to maintain public order and safety Defination of military law 1:a branch of the general municipal law, consisting of rules ordained for the government of the military force of a state in peace and war, and administered in courts martial. 2: The statutes, codes, and common traditions relating to and executed by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel. Martial law of Bangladesh : 1. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf (1975): held this post for four days after a bloody Military coup only to be killed in a counter coup led by Col. Abu Taher, resuming Major General Ziaur Rahman's reign. 2. Justice Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem (1975–76): held this post while serving as the 5th president of Bangladesh. 3. Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman (1976–77): held this post during martial law and until withdrawal of Martial Law and assumed the presidency in 1977. 4. Lt. Gen. Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1982): held this post until withdrawal of martial law in 1982-1986. In Bangladesh, Maj. Gen. Abul Monjur BU in 1981, Lt. Gen. A S M Nasim BB in 1996 and Lt. Gen. Moeen U Ahmed in 2007 staged abortive military coup.