Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

In defence of cultural identity

IN DEFENSE OF CULTURAL IDENTITY Photo: Anisur rahman Every year, we take a step back to remember those who laid down their lives on the fateful day of February 21, 1952 to defend and uphold our mother tongue and establish it as … Continue reading

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The Language Martyrs’ Day

The Language Martyrs’ Day An eternal fountain of inspiration Staff Correspondent little more than six decades ago today, we raised our fists demanding Bangla’s rightful place in the then Pakistan. We were arrayed against a powerful state machinery hell-bent on … Continue reading

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Jamaat-i-Islami: A threat to Bangladesh?

JAMAAT-I-ISLAMI: A THREAT TO BANGLADESH? By Chris Blackburn The Jamaat-i-Islami is a radical Islamist movement which dominates faith based politics in South Asia- its main branch is located in Pakistan where the late Maulana al-Mawdudi founded the party. The Jamaat … Continue reading

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Cultural history of secular humanism in Bangladesh

CULTURAL HISTORY OF SECULAR HUMANISM IN BANGLADESH SHAHRIAR KABIR Presented at the ‘Secular Islam Summit’ held in St Petersburg, Florida, USA on 3-5 March 2007 Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to have adopted a secular Constitution. The … Continue reading

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Media blackout: Why isn’t the world acknowledging Shahbagh?

MEDIA BLACKOUT: WHY ISN’T THE WORLD ACKNOWLEDGING SHAHBAGH? ANUSHAY HOSSAIN When I was a little girl, I always wanted Bangladesh to be ‘famous’. I did not like that whenever I went abroad, and people asked me where I was from, … Continue reading

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Shahbagh: Its international significance

SHAHBAGH: ITS INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE PETER CUSTERS Is Bangladesh just trying to process its dark legacy, the trauma of the genocide that took place during the country’s Liberation War in 1971? Or is there something afoot? On February 5, activists of … Continue reading

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Promise to the martyrs

PROMISE TO THE MARTYRS Shahbagh youths release balloons with letters pledging to protect hard-earned independence Staff Correspondent Imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War, thousands of protesters yesterday vowed to safeguard the nation’s hard-earned independence and build a prosperous … Continue reading

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Shahbag Square: It’s time for Pakistan to seek apology from Bangladesh

SHAHBAG SQUARE: IT’S TIME FOR PAKISTAN TO SEEK APOLOGY FROM BANGLADESH → Pervez Hoodbhoy Shahbag Square — where’s that? Abdul Kader Mullah — who’s he? A bunch of university students in Islamabad, with whom I was informally conversing yesterday, hadn’t … Continue reading

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Hello World Look at Bangladesh :How Youngsters upraises against crime

HELLO WORLD LOOK AT BANGLADESH : HOW YOUNGSTERS UPRAISES AGAINST CRIME The nation yesterday saw the biggest gathering in recent memory as tens of thousands thronged the capital’s Shahbagh intersection to call for death penalty for the war criminals, including … Continue reading

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Country stands in silence for 3 minutes

COUNTRY STANDS IN SILENCE FOR 3 MINUTES Mohiuddin Alamgir and Sarder Mahabbat Ali People from all walks of life indoors, at work and on the streets across the country stood in a silence for three minutes as the clock struck … Continue reading

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Shahbagh: Rising against fundamentalism

SHAHBAGH: RISING AGAINST FUNDAMENTALISM Mohit Ul Alam On Friday, February 15, the Gono Jagoron Mancha (People’s Rising Stage) concluded its first phase of the rallying movement with a fresh vow to continue the squatting until death penalty is clamped on … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Shahbagh

DECONSTRUCTING SHAHBAGH BY  ZEESHAN KHAN What’s really happening is astounding. Thousands of people have gathered peacefully for days and nights in a country known for violent demonstrations; demanding that their judiciary deliver justice even when a Jamaat-Shibir assault looms large … Continue reading

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‘Shahbagh movement not against religion’

‘SHAHBAGH MOVEMENT NOT AGAINST RELIGION’ Staff Correspondent Imran H Sarker’s allegation came on Tuesday night from the main stage of the protest that has rocked the country demanding death penalty to all war criminals. He said similar propaganda was also … Continue reading

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‘We are awake’

‘WE ARE AWAKE’ Thousands of balloons set off for sky as the clock clicked 4:13pm MOINUL HOQUE CHOWDHURY, GOLAM MUJTABA AND SUJAN MONDAL Each of the balloons carried a letter addressed to those who laid down their lives in 1971 … Continue reading

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