Daily Archives: December 16, 2012

Our epic victory

– OUR EPIC VICTORY – SYED BADRUL AHSAN Freedom, a many-splendoured thing, illuminated our lives on this day, on a declining winter afternoon, forty one years ago. It came suddenly and yet it had been a phenomenon we waited for … Continue reading

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Homage to my martyr colleagues

HOMAGE TO MY MARTYR COLLEAGUES BY AJOY ROY Fourteenth December is known to us as “Shahid Budhijibi Dibas” (Martyr Intellectual Day). I am not sure if the word “Martyr” is the exact equivalent to “Shahid”. I think the word Shahid carries much … Continue reading

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Is there an exhaustive list?

IS THERE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST? The targeted genocide campaign against the martyred intellectuals was launched in two phases: The first one on 25th March and the second one on 14th December. Al-Badrs and Al-Shams–associated wings of the Razakars–with direct help … Continue reading

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War crimes trial – The nation at its defining moment

WAR CRIMES TRIAL : THE NATION AT ITS DEFINING MOMENT MOZAMMEL H. KHAN In the life of a nation, there could be many moments of crisis, but the defining moment does not come very often, may be not even in … Continue reading

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NEVER A DISTANT MEMORY

– NEVER A DISTANT MEMORY – SHAHID ALAM There are remembrances, and then there are remembrances. Ekushey February falls under the category of “…and then there are remembrances”. As does the occasion being observed this day. Martyred Intellectuals Day might … Continue reading

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CRIPPLING A NATION

– CRIPPLING A NATION – DR RAFIQUL ISLAM In 1971 the peace committees were set up to repress the pro-Liberation War Bengalis. Added to this problem were the Razaakars who were composed of the Bengali black sheep. The Al-Shams and EPCAF were composed of … Continue reading

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