Monthly Archives: November 2012

BNP blocked Ahsanullah Master murder probe

BNP blocked Ahsanullah Master murder probe The four-party alliance led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) had blocked the investigation process of finding out the masterminds of the killing of AL leader Ahsanullah master to protect the BNP’s top leaders. On … Continue reading

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Ahsanullah Master – A very Respectable Awami league leader assassinated

– AHSANULLAH MASTER – – Awami League MP  killed in a brush fire – Special report by Yasser Khan Choudhury Group of terrorists killed Hon’ble Member of Parliament Mr. Ahsanullah Master, two times elected MP from Gazipur 2 constituency. 144 declared in … Continue reading

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Ending the Legacy of Murder

Ending the Legacy of Murder Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina was the target of the August 2 grenade attacks on an Awami League rally in 2004. Our political history is riddled with tales of conspiracy and murder. Most unfortunate, however, … Continue reading

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Case Study: Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971

Case Study: Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971 Summary The mass killings in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 vie with the annihilation of the Soviet POWs, the holocaust against the Jews, and the genocide in Rwanda as the most concentrated act of genocide in the twentieth … Continue reading

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Bangladesh seeks apology for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh seeks apology for 1971 war crimes DHAKA: Bangladesh’s foreign minister on Friday asked his Pakistani counterpart to apologise for war crimes allegedly committed by the army during Bangladesh’s bloody liberation struggle in 1971, a Bangladeshi ministry official said. “The … Continue reading

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The Original Sin

– THE ORIGINAL SIN – By Ahmed Hussain The government must form a commission to probe into the war crimes of 1971 During Bangladesh’s liberation war three million people died, one-third of the country’s population was displaced, 200,000 women were … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH BEGINS TRIAL OF ISLAMIST FOR WAR CRIMES

BANGLADESH BEGINS TRIAL OF ISLAMIST FOR WAR CRIMES By  Saleem Samad After 40 years Bangladesh has began trial of war crimes suspects on Monday, mostly Islamist leaders who acted as henchmen of Pakistan army during the bloody war of independence … Continue reading

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The Two Faces of Maududi

THE TWO FACES OF MAUDUDI By FAISAL  Here is a piece of text uncovered (here and here) by Yassir Latif Hamdani which exposes the duality of Jamaat-e-Islam through the words of its founder, Abul Ala Maududi. After years of sabotaging the creation of Pakistan, denouncing Ali Jinnah as a … Continue reading

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Jamaat-e-Islam’s “Bangladesh in Crisis” Rally

Jamaat-e-Islam’s “Bangladesh in Crisis” Rally By Ashik Last night I went along to a political rally organised by the Bangladesh Crisis Group which is an offshoot of the British Jamaat-e-Islam front, Islamic Forum Europe. I arrived at the Water Lily Centre which was the … Continue reading

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The British Muslim Establishment’s Very Own Mass Murderer

The British Muslim Establishment’s Very Own Mass Murderer The Impunity of Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin By AVICENNA This weekend, the Daily Mail launched an editorial on the extradition order for Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin. In 1971, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, whilst as  a leader and organiser of the “Al … Continue reading

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Your Ignorance is There Power

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Hasina calls for end to Palestine occupation

SHEIKH HASINA CALLS FOR END TO PALESTINE OCCUPATION Dhaka, Nov 28 (bdnews24.com)—Bangladesh on Wednesday called for an immediate end to occupation of Palestine, persecution of the Palestinians and killing of innocent civilians.  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a message on … Continue reading

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Ashulia fire was pre-planned: PM

Ashulia fire was pre-planned: PM Nov 26th, 2012 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Tazreen Fashions Ltd was set afire in a planned way which led 110 garment workers to their death. Citing instances of several violent incidents taking … Continue reading

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DR. YUNUS IN HOT WATER THESE DAYS!

DR. YUNUS IN HOT WATER THESE DAYS! BY A.H JAFFORULLAH The predicament of Grameen Bank does not bode well for Dr. Yunus I first met Dr. Muhammad Yunus in April 1971 in Dayton, Ohio when he was a struggling pedagogue … Continue reading

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Bar Moudud Ahmed, May I Have Your Attention Please

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Bar Moudud Ahmed, May I Have Your Attention Please By Shazzad Khan The purpose of this write-up is to draw attention of Bar Moudud Ahmed (afterwards Bar Moudud) and share with him some information and put before him … Continue reading

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TERRORISM AND ITS ROOT CAUSES

TERRORISM AND ITS ROOT CAUSES By Real Ahsan Terrorism, while an old phenomenon, has taken new dimensions over the last 8 years or so.  Why suddenly, this surge of terroristic activities and how they can be addressed to be eradicated from … Continue reading

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The Myanmar & Assam case: Bangladesh faces undue allegations

The Myanmar & Assam case: Bangladesh faces undue allegations By Nizam Ahmed Bangladesh encountered several allegations over violation of human rights and instigation of violence when communal riots raged in neighbouring Assam state of northeast India last month and in Rakhine state in northwest Myanmar in June. The allegations … Continue reading

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Regulatory surprises and the entrepreneurial spirit in Bangladesh

Regulatory surprises and the entrepreneurial spirit in Bangladesh By Syed Akhter Mahmood At first I thought it was a mis-spelling! But then, I did not expect this sub-district, the northern-most tip of Bangladesh, one half of the iconic phrase “From … Continue reading

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Justice delayed, justice denied

JUSTICE DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED ! BY A.R. CHOWDHURY The ugly spectre of war criminals in our community is creeping its way back onto the national agenda. Efforts to hold some of the perpetrators of war crimes in 1971 accountable continue … Continue reading

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Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making

Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making This piece outlines the history of policy making by elected and un-elected regimes in the past — and opportunities ahead for the current government. By Syeed Ahamed. Bangladesh’s experience with public policy making over the past four … Continue reading

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