Posts Tagged ‘ War crimes ’

10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

July 25, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

When I first visited Shohagpur 15 years ago, few knew its name. I stayed the night in a windowless room in Sherpur. I felt I had a date with history. It had become known due to the efforts of Farida Akhter of UBINIG who had organised the first congregation of women freedom fighters. She...
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Posted in 1971, History, Violence, War Crimes Trial | 2 Comments »

Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

July 21, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

The ongoing war crimes trials have occupied considerable space of Bangladesh’s political discourse for obvious reasons. Unlike other South Asian nations, Bangladesh was born through a bloody Liberation War fought over a period of nine months. In 1971, South Asia witnessed the worst human suffering and state-sponsored violence in the post-colonial era.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 4 Comments »

Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

June 16, 2015
Anwar A. Khan
Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

The Bangladesh flag is a symbol of what Bangladeshis treasure; it represents the values we cherish beyond measure. Our flag flies high for freedom, bravery, the courage to fight, and sacrifice of one’s life for a just cause. The Bangladesh flag is an icon representing the Bangladeshi way.
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Posted in 1971 | 23 Comments »

Let them confess

March 25, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Let them confess

When the prisoner died, the police couldn’t explain why. He was Bantu Stephen Biko, a black South African, and it was 1977, when apartheid was in full swing.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 34 Comments »

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 »

The scars of war, victory and justice

December 16, 2012
Bina D'Costa
The scars of war, victory and justice

Ever since the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) began its work, opponents of the mechanism have emphasised that the first government of the state pardoned the alleged war criminals
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 8 Comments »

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