1971

Is this 1971 reincarnation?

December 21, 2013
A. Rahman
Is this 1971 reincarnation?

April 1971. The then East Pakistan (the name Bangladesh has yet to be used publicly for fear of reprisal) is in the grip of brutal Pakistani military repression.
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Pakistan is rightly told off, but…

December 21, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Pakistan is rightly told off, but…

It is audacious and off limits, and importantly it shouldn’t have been an issue for them to be concerned. Specially if, as often claimed, they wanted ‘the relationship’ between
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 21 Comments »

Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

December 18, 2013
M. Sophia Newman
Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

My friend’s father used to tell a story from the war: He was a teacher at a university in Dhaka, housed in the campus residence hall, in 1971. One day, he heard Pakistani soldiers talking
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The war that was

December 16, 2013
Ishrat Firdousi
The war that was

Our war has many faces and so our stories are also varied. The ones we mostly hear are of suffering or valour
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With the Hamzapur Tigers

December 16, 2013
Kaiser Haq
With the Hamzapur Tigers

In May 1971 I trekked across the border to join the Mukti Fouj and by a curious concatenation of circumstances fetched up
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Bir Sreshtha Jahangir: Memories of a martyr

December 16, 2013
A. Qayyum Khan
Bir Sreshtha Jahangir: Memories of a martyr

On December 14, 1971, the Mukti Bahini fighters of Sector 7 launched a dawn attack on the town of Chapai Nawabganj, a sub-divisional headquarter in Rajshahi
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Subtle pride

December 14, 2013
Hammad Ali
Subtle pride

For as long back as I can remember, we, the people of Bangladesh, have suffered from what can only be termed an inferiority complex. From the very inception of our nation
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 74 Comments »

True meaning of independence

December 13, 2013
Naaz Fahmida
True meaning of independence

This was cinematic excellence — in reality. As a dramatic turn of events led to war criminal Quader Molla’s scheduled death sentence to be postponed from one minute past midnight 11th of December 2013 to 10.30 am the following morning
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Quader Molla and the autistic state

December 11, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Quader Molla and the autistic state

What on earth is going on with the Quader Molla issue? We know that the government was trying to make an example out of him but the way the events developed, it seems the government
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 24 Comments »

Human rights and climate justice

December 14, 2013
Muhammad Habibur Rahman
Human rights and climate justice

On 10th December, I was invited by the Chairman of Human Rights Commission (Dr. Mizanur Rahman Khan) to speak on “Working for Your Rights”
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Posted in 1971, Climate Change, Environment/Climate | 2 Comments »

The lost history of one of our lowest moments

November 21, 2013
Sunil Khilnani
The lost history of one of our lowest moments

Among the many bizarre White House conversations between President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger
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1971 and the expatriate war criminals

November 8, 2013
Julian Francis
1971 and the expatriate war criminals

I have been following the war crimes trials since they started and I was wondering what would happen if Bangladeshis who are now foreign nationals are found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity.
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To be or not to be

October 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
To be or not to be

BNP stands for Bangladesh Nationalist Party. It was founded by one of the leading freedom fighters of 1971, Ziaur Rahman.
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Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

October 5, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

The recent publication of “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide” by Gary J. Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs
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