Daily Archives: February 26, 2013

BDR Mutiny – A Lesson for Army?

BDR MUTINY – A LESSON FOR ARMY? By Monsur Ibrahim We have seen August 1975 killings when Father of the Nation and President Sk. Mujib was killed by a fraction of our army. In that incident they indiscriminately killed innocent … Continue reading

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Power play behind Bangladesh’s mutiny

POWER PLAY BEHIND BANGLADESH’S MUTINY  By Sreeram Chaulia  As the body count from the bloody mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) crosses 140 amid the exhuming of fresh graves, questions arise whether this pre-planned event could have been motivated by … Continue reading

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Fresh Light on BDR Mutiny

FRESH LIGHT ON BDR MUTINY CHIEF EDITOR As the year 2009 draws to a close, some fresh light is emerging on what and who caused and how the mutiny staged by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), a paramilitary force, on Feb 25. … Continue reading

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Men And Causes Behind BDR Mutiny

MEN AND CAUSES BEHIND BDR MUTINY BY Y. SIDDAQUI Was BDR mutiny (Feb 25, 2009) engineered to weaken Bangladesh’s armed forces to turn the country into a vassal state of India? This is what the BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami … Continue reading

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Teesta Water Accord: Expectations For Indo-Bangladesh Water Diplomacy

TEESTA WATER ACCORD: EXPECTATIONS FOR INDO-BANGLADESH WATER DIPLOMACY – ANALYSIS BY ROOMANA HUKIL Recent talks of optimism over the Teesta accord by Indian Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai and Minister of External Affairs, Salman Khurshid have defused a striking political assertion … Continue reading

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Koko’s corruption on FBI website

KOKO’S CORRUPTION ON FBI WEBSITE The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had put up the corruption story of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko on its website much before the Bangladesh court sentenced him for … Continue reading

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Not a Bridge too far

NOT A BRIDGE TOO FAR A surge in remittances by expatriate Bangladeshis appears to be giving the government confidence to bridge the Padma River with its own funds, said a Bangladesh Bank official. By Abdur Rahim Harmachi Bangladesh government have … Continue reading

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More Coco money on way

MORE COCO MONEY ON WAY A Singapore court has ruled the Bangladesh government will get all the money held by a company set up by Arafat Rahman Coco in that country, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said Tuesday. “The money is … Continue reading

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Nurani Chapa’ not Rajib’s

NURANI CHAPA’ NOT RAJIB’S  Ahasan Lenin Information of several international organisations monitoring websites worldwide confirmed that the personal blog claimed to be written by slain Shahbagh movement activist Ahmed Rajib Haider hurting Islam was not his . Unknown assailants hacked … Continue reading

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The Agonies of Bangladesh come to London

THE AGONIES OF BANGLADESH COME TO LONDON Shahbag protests in Dhaka are reflected in the demonstrations in London NICK COHEN The Shahbag junction in Dhaka has become Bangladesh‘s Tahrir Square. Hundreds of thousands of young protesters are occupying it and raging against radical … Continue reading

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The New Battle

– THE NEW BATTLE – SHAKHAWAT LITON It is not merely a protest or a street agitation–the rise of youth has turned itself into a social revolution. The unprecedented mass upsurge is against anti-liberation forces–all individuals and organisations. The revolution … Continue reading

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The scars of war, victory and justice

THE SCARS OF WAR, VICTORY AND JUSTICE BINA D’COSTA 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, that this was … Continue reading

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The Quest for Justice for the Victims of the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide

THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE 1971 BANGLADESH GENOCIDE – RICHARD ROGERS – The following is the text of a lecture delivered by Richard Rogers on the 16th anniversary of the Liberation War Museum. I feel extremely honoured … Continue reading

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The War Bangladesh can never forget

THE WAR BANGLADESH CAN NEVER FORGET The novelist Philip Hensher, writing in the Independent, frames the history of the birth of Bangladesh against the pain and fury of the hundreds of thousands of protesters of Shahbag Square, now demanding justice for … Continue reading

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The Last Slaughter

THE LAST SLAUGHTER   Tarek Fatah writes on facebook: A Day before the Pakistan Army surrendered to the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini and the Indian Armed Forces, they and their Jamaat-e-Islami collaborators carried out a slaughter of the most prominent Bangladeshi … Continue reading

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The Taint of Genocide

THE TAINT OF GENOCIDE In May 1995 a Channel Four‘Bangladesh, War Crimes File’ directed by David Bergman made allegations of the involvement of three British Bangladeshis in the genocide committed in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1971. Channel 4 received … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Needs “Genocide Denial Act”, Similar To Holocaust Denial Legislation, To Stop Anti-‘71 Groups

BANGLADESH NEEDS “GENOCIDE DENIAL ACT”, SIMILAR TO HOLOCAUST DENIAL LEGISLATION, TO STOP ANTI-‘71 GROUPS It is a matter of great regret and anguish that, with the up-rise of Shahbag generation, some news papers in Bangladesh are openly utilizing the power … Continue reading

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Genocide in Bangladesh in 1971: A Different Chapter

GENOCIDE IN BANGLADESH IN 1971: A DIFFERENT CHAPTER Kuloda Roy MMR Jalal Published in Sachalayatan Leo Kuper wrote a book titled “Genocide”, with a cover that has multiple numbers in it. The cover says, 1915: 800,000 Armenians. 1933-1945: 6 million Jews. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh split as violence escalates over war crimes protests

BANGLADESH SPLIT AS VIOLENCE ESCALATES OVER WAR CRIMES PROTESTS Gulf widens between those who think Shahbag Square rallies are righting historical wrong and those who see them as anti-Islam Protesters gather during a demonstration against the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka, … Continue reading

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Beware of rumor mongers

BEWARE OF RUMOR MONGERS We must be on guard…. The country is passing through very critical times. Admittedly, nerves are frayed and tempers are bound to run high when we are faced with an issue that influences the collective psyche … Continue reading

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