1971

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 ‚ÄúRevolution!‚ÄĚ 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 »

A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

March 26, 2012
Bina D'Costa
A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

Ever since the 1971 war, Pakistan has officially denied the accusation of genocide that is at the centre of Bangladesh‚Äôs historiography. Pakistani scholars, politicians and columnists often describe the 1971 killings as a ‚Äėdisaster‚Äô (Abdul Sattar, 2007)
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Posted in 1971 | 12 Comments »

As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

January 31, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as expected has declared a war of sort as the verdict dates of the major political leaders accused of war crimes comes closer.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, War Crimes Trial | 24 Comments »

Bachchu Razakar: Rage, satisfaction and frustration too

January 23, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Bachchu Razakar: Rage, satisfaction and frustration too

The court verdict to hang Abul Kalam Azad aka ‚ÄėBachchu Razakar‚Äô for crimes committed in 1971 has been welcomed by all. He had lived a charmed life till only a few years back
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 29 Comments »

The soft stories of 1971

July 7, 2012
Adnan Morshed
The soft stories of 1971

My mother-in-law passed away gracefully, on the last day of March this year, in a private hospital in Dhaka. Farida Mohiuddin fought cancer with dignity and retained her profound sense of purpose until the last minute of her life.
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Posted in 1971 | 42 Comments »

Dr Ali Al-Ghamdi: Luxury of lies

January 8, 2013
Pritom Das
Dr Ali Al-Ghamdi: Luxury of lies

The International Crimes Tribunals (ICTs) of Bangladesh are walking steadily towards ending the impunity that has been prevailing for 41 years. The people of Bangladesh and
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial, War and conflict | 19 Comments »

December is the cruellest month

December 16, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
December is the cruellest month

December has become our cruellest month as we lurch towards an absurd collective destiny. What the managers of Bangladesh have created is both tragic and pathetic as the role of political parties seems to be as much about holding elections as it is about sheltering criminals.
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Posted in 1971, Law and Justice | 13 Comments »

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