1971

Unity in troubled times

Unity in troubled times

For the first time in history, our land is facing a threat of being permanently divided along the religious lines. While some progressives do squirm at the sight of tupee-daree
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement | 20 Comments »

Betrayers of people’s interest

April 29, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Betrayers of people’s interest

The historical betrayal of the people of Bengal by Mir Jafar Ali Khan in the 18th century is held with such disdain that the name Mir Jafar is synonymous with treachery among Bangalis
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Disaster, Violence, War and conflict | 5 Comments »

The Razakar dilemma

April 23, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The Razakar dilemma

While there is no question about the spontaneity that led to the creation of Ganajagaran Mancha and the initial momentum it gained, it is now safe to say
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 9 Comments »

A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

April 12, 2013
Julian Francis
A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

“You received the ‘Friends of Liberation War Honour’ from the Government last year, and over many years you have commented on the development of Bangladesh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Communal Discord, Politics, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

The Economist and the war crimes trial in Bangladesh

April 4, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
The Economist and the war crimes trial in Bangladesh

I was bamboozled, to say the least, when I started to read the article “Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime. Bangladesh’s war-crime tribunal is sullying its judicial and political systems” published in The Economist
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Posted in 1971, Media, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 3 Comments »

Dig two graves

April 3, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Dig two graves

“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself” That is what an old Chinese proverb says. After years of wandering about the world, going through the war of independence during my youth back in 1971, living and nearly dying in a chaotic post-independence Dhaka, living in...
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Joy Bangla, Joy Bangladesh

April 3, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Joy Bangla, Joy Bangladesh

A lot has happened since the commencement of the 2/13 (February 2013) Prajanma Chattar Movement, and the nation is now truly under siege, en route to a
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Achievement, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 5 Comments »

Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

April 3, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

Shahbagh will be remembered as the great emotional outburst of several generations for a cause that stirred many. It came about as a result of dissatisfaction with the verdict of the ICT which was seen by most as a formality
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Poverty, Religious Extremism, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

Prisoners of misinformation

March 29, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Prisoners of misinformation

A child’s future is potentially decided before it is born, even conceived: its race, religion, socio-economic status. As it grows up, it can reshape some of this future
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Posted in 1971, Education, History | No Comments »

Legal framework of ICT and fair trial attributes

Legal framework of ICT and fair trial attributes

1. This article outlines the basic legal framework of the International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh), its institutions, personnel, its processes, standards and fair trial attributes.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 1 Comment »

Wisdom of banning Jamaat-e-Islami

March 25, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Wisdom of banning Jamaat-e-Islami

In pursuit of the Liberation War ideal of secular politics and governance, the 2/13 (February, 2013) movement demanded and the current regime is considering to impose a ban on the Jamaat (and Shibir).
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 9 Comments »

Rationale for banning Jamaat-e-Islami

March 20, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Rationale for banning Jamaat-e-Islami

Pressured by the weight of the 2/13 (February, 2013) movement, the current regime is contemplating on imposing a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 11 Comments »

1952, 1971, the genocide and Shahbagh

March 16, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
1952, 1971, the genocide and Shahbagh

Events in the last few weeks have been painful reminders of our Liberation War, Jamaat-e-Islami’s role, trials and tribulations surrounding the demand for justice after 42 years.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 13 Comments »

Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

March 11, 2013
Anushay Hossain
Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

When I first came to America, the policemen and women in the country terrified me. They still do. With their pressed blue uniforms, and shiny gold badges, steel black gun attached to the hook of their belt
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Law and Justice, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 13 Comments »

Did Shahbagh push AL to go hard line?

March 11, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Did Shahbagh push AL to go hard line?

The initial period of euphoric enthusiasm, mobilisation and rallying cries of the ‘Shahbagh Movement’ is now facing the reality of a hard-line counter movement both civil and terrorist
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

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