Category Archives: LIBERATION – 1971 BIRTH OF A NATION

A YEAR OF VIGOUR, COURAGE, GALLANTRY, LEADERSHIP & SACRIFICE

REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s

REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s Volunteers from Bangladesh fighting with Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon 1982. (Photo: Magnum Photos-Chris Steele Perkins) YAZAN AL-SAADI A photograph and a grave. These are two relics of a time, now … Continue reading

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MARCH 23, 1971

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CIVIL WAR BREAKS OUT BETWEEN EAST AND WEST PAKISTAN NBC NEWS, MAR 26, 1971

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EAST. PAKISTAN BECOME INDEPENDENT COUNTRY – ABC NEWS, MAR 26, 1971

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IN WORLD MEDIA – EVENING NEWS ON 26TH MARCH

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HISTORIC 7 MARCH SPEECH: CONTEXT AND SIGNIFICANCE

HISTORIC 7 MARCH SPEECH: CONTEXT AND SIGNIFICANCE 47 years ago, Bangabandhu gave the finest speech of his life at the erstwhile historic Race Course Maydan. Disregarding the intimidation and threats of the Pakistani Army’s tanks, guns and machineguns, and in … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL 7TH MARCH SPEECH OF BANGABANDHU

HISTORICAL 7TH MARCH SPEECH OF BANGABANDHU My dear brothers….. I have come before your today with a heavy heart. All of your know how hard we have tried. But it is a matter of sadness that the streets of Dhaka, … Continue reading

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I VISITED THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS AND HERE IS WHAT BANGLADESH IS DOING RIGHT

I VISITED THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS AND HERE IS WHAT BANGLADESH IS DOING RIGHT SABRINA KARIM Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar since September 2017. The Bangladeshi government’s plan to start repatriating them beginning this Tuesday, … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH 1971 TO 2018

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS

THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS Fortune has released its annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. This year, the list is record-breaking and stands out for a very special reason- nearly 50% of the spots (23 in total!) were awarded to … Continue reading

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SOUTH ASIAN REGION MISSES BANGABANDHU’S LEADERSHIP, SPEAKERS IN NEW DELHI

SOUTH ASIAN REGION MISSES BANGABANDHU’S LEADERSHIP, SPEAKERS IN NEW DELHI Sun Online Desk     16th August, 2016   Recalling their personal memories during the 1971 War and the post-war reconstruction period, speakers at a discussion in New Delhi on Monday … Continue reading

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WHO KILLED SHEIKH MUJIB?

WHO KILLED SHEIKH MUJIB? ABDUL MANNAN The month of August is a month of mourning for the people of Bangladesh, especially for those who believe in a secular, democratic ideals and the spirit of our Liberation War. On 15th. of … Continue reading

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ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH

AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH ASIF KABIR Awami League government’s efforts to counter terrorism are appreciated even by its critics. After much scrutiny it can be confirmed that a majority of the assailants, who participated in the July 1 attack … Continue reading

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WHY ISIS PERSISTS

WHY ISIS PERSISTS JEFFREY D. SACHS NEW YORK – Deadly terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Dhaka, and Baghdad demonstrate the murderous reach of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The longer ISIS … Continue reading

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HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR

HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR The third installment of Henry Kissinger’s memoirs, The White House Years, is perhaps the most revealing about USA involvement in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Starting with the outbreak of the war, Kissinger … Continue reading

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KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS

KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS Before the brutal murder of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 the visit of the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, was quite significant. On October 30, 1974 Kissinger made a 19-hour stopover in Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971

DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971 ANWAR A KHAN As the top appeals court upheld the death sentence of the linchpin of killings of intellectuals during the Liberation War, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, the wait for the copy of … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF THE PURE?

THE LAND OF THE PURE?  SM SHAHRUKH Pakistan is anything but Pure.. On Wikipedia, it says: “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country … with a population exceeding 180 million people. Located at the crossroads of the strategically … Continue reading

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