1971

Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

February 17, 2013
Bina D'Costa
Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

I want to add one point regarding the climate around the war crimes trials. There will be accusations that this is a politicised process
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 4 Comments »

What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

February 16, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

On October 16, 2011, we had written a piece (Bloggers (Asif and the likes): An emerging third force in politics?) on the activities of bloggers contesting the power relationships.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 15 Comments »

Return of the silent majority

February 15, 2013
Saad Z Hossain
Return of the silent majority

We are a country inundated with political rallies. From my office window in Motijheel I’ve seen AL rallies, BNP rallies, Jamaat rallies, stock market investors’ protests, communist marches
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Shahbagh thoughts

February 14, 2013
Julian Francis
Shahbagh thoughts

“Why have you come here today”, asked a young woman at Shahbagh last Friday. “What do you think of it all”, he added. I replied, “I came to absorb the atmosphere here and I think that this is an important part of the history of Bangladesh.”
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

Shahbagh Chottor: A definite message

February 13, 2013
Syed Rajib Imteaz
Shahbagh <em>Chottor</em>: A definite message

The message delivered in Projonmo Chottor by the youth of Bangladesh may seem pretty straightforward: an outcry for the capital punishment for the war criminals of 1971.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 2 Comments »

Journey through the Spirit of Independence

February 13, 2013
Mehzabin Ahmed
Journey through the Spirit of Independence

While I have always been fascinated by the red and green flare of our flag, the power of its spirit struck me as suddenly every one stood up, and hundreds of us were covered by the shelter of our beloved flag
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 5 Comments »

Hanging dirty laundry

February 12, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Hanging dirty laundry

Lately, I’ve been invited to give my reaction to what’s going on there in Bangladesh in regard to Abdul Quader Mollah’s life sentence. Why wasn’t he given the death penalty?
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 31 Comments »

Shahbagh Movement: The expatriate perspective

February 12, 2013
Expatriate Writers
Shahbagh Movement: The expatriate perspective

We are expatriate Bangladeshis. Like the ordinary people of Bangladesh, we hold Bangladesh deep inside our hearts. That is exactly why
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 4 Comments »

History on its own natural course in Bangladesh

February 11, 2013
Matiur Rahman
History on its own natural course in Bangladesh

History moves on its own path. None can stop it. It runs its own natural course despite twists and turns. History is again in replay in Bangladesh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 3 Comments »

Shahbagh Moar and the Red-Green-Yellow spirit

February 10, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Shahbagh <em>Moar</em> and the Red-Green-Yellow spirit

In case it slipped our mind, it is the month of February, and there is resolute chanting of streams of young Bangladeshis in Shahbagh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 6 Comments »

In us we trust: The Shahbagh protest and its utility

February 11, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
In us we trust: The Shahbagh protest and its utility

A young man on the edge of Shahbagh circle looked straight at me and yelled out “Revolution!” with the same vigour and sentimentality of a young Che on a motorbike.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 9 Comments »

The conviction of youth

February 10, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The conviction of youth

As the size of Shahbagh protest continues to grow and spill over the city and beyond, one fact has been overtly made clear. The youth has spoken. It is evidently clear that the urban youth of Bangladesh
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 8 Comments »

Why wasn’t Quader Mollah hanged?

February 7, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Why wasn’t Quader Mollah hanged?

The street reaction to the verdict on Quader Mollah case is an interesting indication that public confidence in the trial process and the objectivity of the War Crimes Trial is confused
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 42 Comments »

Of crime, punishment, and justice

February 9, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Of crime, punishment, and justice

Reading Time 1 Minute: On March 7, 1971, I then a youth of high school age, marched with many to listen to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman deliver his historic speech
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Beyond partisan politics: Bangladesh protests for justice

February 9, 2013
Anushay Hossain
Beyond partisan politics: Bangladesh protests for justice

Shahbagh Square (Shahbag er Moar) in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, transformed into a tangible human ocean this week as ordinary Bangladeshis joined
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 6 Comments »

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