Monthly Archives: December 2014

WHEN THE TIGER OF PAKISTAN WAS HUMBLED BY SURRENDER

WHEN THE TIGER OF PAKISTAN WAS HUMBLED BY SURRENDER   ******************************************** VICTORY DAY 1971 Advertisements

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SURRENDER AT RAMNA RACECOURSE : BREAK OF A NEW DAWN AFTER ENDLESS NIGHTMARES

SURRENDER AT RAMNA RACECOURSE : BREAK OF A NEW DAWN AFTER ENDLESS NIGHTMARES ZIAUDDIN CHOUDHURY relives the first day of a free Bangladesh. In April of 1971, exactly two weeks after the mayhem in Dhaka launched by the Pakistan Junta … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF DECEMBER 1971

THE STORY OF DECEMBER 1971 SYED BADRUL AHSAN reminisces about the December days to freedom. We were yet in our teens when December 1971 arrived on our doorstep. Not that we were surprised when it came. Indeed, for months we … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 17 : THE DAY CHITTAGONG WAS LIBERATED

DECEMBER 17 : THE DAY CHITTAGONG WAS LIBERATED Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong Thousands of people took to the streets with national flags in their hands and chanted ‘Joy Bangla’ Following nine months of gruelling war, almost the entire country celebrated victory … Continue reading

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SENDING HOME HOPE : FROM TRAFALGAR SQUARE TO WAR -TORN BANGLADESH

SENDING HOME HOPE : FROM TRAFALGAR SQUARE TO WAR -TORN BANGLADESH Syeda Samira Sadeque ‘We chose to come back. We made a conscious decision. We were hopeful for the country’ It was April 1971, in London. “There was a knock … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 16TH, GENERAL NIAZI AND IMRAN KHAN

DECEMBER 16TH, GENERAL NIAZI AND IMRAN KHAN Hamid Mir DECEMBER 16th is a national holiday in Bangladesh to commemorate the joint victory of the Bangladesh freedom fighters and the Indian army over the Pakistani armed forces in 1971. This day … Continue reading

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OF HOPES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS

OF HOPES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS Mohammad Abu Hena As I look back at the last 43 years, I am filled with both hopes and disappointments. For a nation, the time-span may not be long, but is not too short either. The … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY

BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY SYEED AHAMED and REZWANA ABED evaluate how much better off economically the nation is since independence. The birth of Bangladesh in 1971 was a momentous event within the post-colonial order of South Asia. … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF THE 1972 CONSTITUTION

IN DEFENSE OF THE 1972 CONSTITUTION Syed Badrul Ahsan There are some very significant reasons why we should be going back to the Constitution as it was drafted, deliberated upon and adopted in 1972. It matters little what its detractors … Continue reading

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SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH

SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed It was a class of third year (Honours) in political science. Professor Dr. Ferdous Hossain, a celebrated political scientist, entered timely in a very befitting mood and poise … Continue reading

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THE SECULARITY OF BANGLADESH CONSTITUTION AFTER 15TH AMENDMENT

THE SECULARITY OF BANGLADESH CONSTITUTION AFTER 15TH AMENDMENT S. M. Masum Billah Critics point out that retention of Islam as the ‘state religion’ and restoration of secularism at the same time can not go together. So, 15th amendment has been … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HAS TO BE A SECULAR STATE

BANGLADESH HAS TO BE A SECULAR STATE Professor Mohit Ul Alam As I read the history about the role of the anti-Liberation people, who were active during the nine months of the Liberation War, I see that the leaders of … Continue reading

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NIXON, INDIRA AND INDIA: POLITICS & BEYOND

NIXON, INDIRA AND INDIA: POLITICS & BEYOND Kalayani Shankar At a time when India is seen, rightly or wrongly, as intensely engaged in an effort to get closer and closer to United States, it is useful read this book by … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM INDIAN PRIME MINISTER GANDHI TO PRESIDENT NIXON

LETTER FROM INDIAN PRIME MINISTER GANDHI TO PRESIDENT NIXON New Delhi, May 13, 1971. Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your warm message of congratulations on our recent elections.2 You know how much I value your good wishes. I trust … Continue reading

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VICTORY OF BANGLADESH, AS OBSERVED FROM PAKISTAN

VICTORY OF BANGLADESH, AS OBSERVED FROM PAKISTAN Abdul Matin We were in Karachi when Liberation War was taking place in Bangladesh. While we missed many historical events at home, we were able to observe many others that had taken place … Continue reading

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A MODERATE MESSAGE

A MODERATE MESSAGE Hafeejul Alam Let’s steer Bangladesh away from becoming a Pakistan or an Afghanistan While Bangladesh was celebrating the Victory Day on December 16, Pakistan suffered a dastardly terrorist attack in which about 140 people, mostly school-children, were … Continue reading

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A CHILDREN’S HISTORY OF THE LIBERATION WAR

A CHILDREN’S HISTORY OF THE LIBERATION WAR Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Once upon a time, our beloved green Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan. At that time, Pakistan was a truly strange country because it had two parts: One was called … Continue reading

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THE VISION OF 1971 IS CLEAR NOW

THE VISION OF 1971 IS CLEAR NOW Nusrat Rabbee The values of 1971 should be a guiding principle – a map which will help us navigate forward in this world I was disappointed with the media coverage of our 44th … Continue reading

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BENGALI’S FORM CABINET AS THE BLOODSHED CONTINUES

BENGALI’S FORM CABINET AS THE BLOODSHED CONTINUES Sydney H. Schanberg AGARTALA, India. April 13 – Although large numbers of East Pakistani secessionist leaders have been reported killed, and with wholesale bloodshed continuing, several members of the movement’s high command are … Continue reading

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THE ROAD TO VICTORY

THE ROAD TO VICTORY The historic date of 16th December is approaching us once again, and like every other year, it is welcomed with enthusiasm, joy, passion, patriotism and pride. It marks our day of victory and celebration. For a … Continue reading

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