Daily Archives: December 28, 2013

195 PAKISTANI MILITARY MEN CHARGED IN 1972

195 PAKISTANI MILITARY MEN CHARGED IN 1972  During the liberation war of 1971, Pakistani occupation army led by General Yahya Khan and his colleagues in collaboration with the anti liberation forces (Jamat, Muslim League, and other Islamic fundamentalist groups) of … Continue reading

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TRIBUNAL TO INVESTIGATE 195 PAKISTANI SOLDIERS

TRIBUNAL TO INVESTIGATE 195 PAKISTANI SOLDIERS Zulfiqer Russell Crimes committed by the soldiers, such as murder, mass-murder, arson, looting and torture, will be probed A judicial investigation against 195 Pakistani soldiers accused of war crimes during 1971 will begin soon, … Continue reading

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WHERE LIES THE ROOTS OF POLITICAL KILLING

WHERE LIES THE ROOTS OF POLITICAL KILLING Md. Asadullah Khan DURING the past one month, more than 100 people were killed in the rampage and violence unleashed by Jamaat-Shibir cadres. 21 people died in the violence after the convicted Jamaat … Continue reading

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HEALING A NATION

HEALING A NATION Akmal Hussain Some of the ghosts of the terrible events of the 1970-73 period are returning to haunt us today The monstrous brutality of the militant extremists is apparent as they indoctrinate teenaged suicide bombers to hate … Continue reading

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BANKER SUPPORTS TAXES FOR JIHAD

BANKER SUPPORTS TAXES FOR JIHAD The former chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh, Limited (IBBL), Shah Abdul Hannan, explained his support for collecting taxes beyond zakat for the purposes of waging jihad in an article posted online around 2003 (availablehere and here).  Hannan based this argument … Continue reading

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CONTOURS OF RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

CONTOURS  OF  RADICAL  TRANSFORMATION MUHAMMAD NURUL HUDA VIOLENCE-RIDDEN political scenario in Bangladesh as of now gives rise to multiple premonitions. Discerning and concerned citizens are worried. One such worry, willy-nilly, relates to our collective mindset being projected as one that … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH OVERWHELMED BY THE FINANCIAL JIHAD

BANGLADESH OVERWHELMED BY THE FINANCIAL JIHAD Bangladesh continues to teach the world more and more about the collusion between Islamic sharia financial institutions and terrorist organizations. First there was the revelation that IBBL uses zakat to fund terrorists. Then there … Continue reading

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AWAMI LEAGUE PLEDGES 10pc GDP GROWTH

AWAMI LEAGUE PLEDGES 10pc GDP GROWTH Source: TV grab Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina unveiling her party’s manifesto for the January 5 polls at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Saturday Prime … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES REQUIRE JUSTICE

BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES REQUIRE JUSTICE  AUTHOR: PAULO CASACA Those convicted by tribunal don’t deserve impunity for killings BRUSSELS | The International Crime Tribunals (ICTs) currently being conducted inBangladesh are fulfilling their mission of exposing genocide, preserving human rights and securing justice … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE UNLEASHED AGAINST THE STATE : UNHCR

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JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI : A THREAT TO BANGLADESH ?

JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI : A THREAT TO BANGLADESH ? 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 has … Continue reading

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HAMOOD- UR- REHMAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED PUNISHMENT OF SCORES OF PAKISTANI MILITARY OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FALL OF DHAKA

HAMOOD- UR- REHMAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED PUNISHMENT OF SCORES OF PAKISTANI MILITARY OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FALL OF DHAKA Army’s role in splintering Pakistan was largely ignored by successive governments. Bhutto personally ordered that each and every copy of the Hamood ur … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN’S OVERDUE APOLOGY

PAKISTAN’S OVERDUE APOLOGY Tahmima Anam IT was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s War of Independence. In April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in … Continue reading

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