Category Archives: INTELLECTUALS Killing – BLUEPRINT

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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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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MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY

MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY SYED BADRUL AHSAN The emergence of the provisional Bangladesh government in Mujibnagar, forty five years ago on April 17, 1971, was a seminal moment for the Bengali nation. In Meherpur of Chuadanga, the senior leaders of … Continue reading

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A SAGA OF DISGRACE

A SAGA OF DISGRACE Shakhawat Liton and Pankaj Karmakar The International Crimes Tribunal-1 deserves kudos for strongly denouncing the appointment of anti-liberation leader Motiur Rahman Nizami as a minister by the then BNP-led government in 2001. The appointment was a … Continue reading

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THE SORDID HISTORY OF COLLABORATIONIST BENGALIS: 1971 AND AFTER

THE SORDID HISTORY OF COLLABORATIONIST BENGALIS: 1971 AND AFTER SYED BADRUL AHSAN It is time to return to history again, now that the wheels of justice have begun to roll. The trial and execution of Abdul Kader Mollah and Mohammad … Continue reading

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LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE PARTLY FULFILLED AFTER HANGING KAMARUZZAMAN

LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE PARTLY FULFILLED AFTER HANGING KAMARUZZAMAN SYED MEHDI MOMIN Ideally a person’s death, however barbaric and despicable that person may be, should not be a time for rejoicing. We are not celebrating Kamaruzzam’s death– the second person … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S GOOD FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMISM

BANGLADESH’S GOOD FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMISM Showing the pluck to take on a movement that would drag the country toward economic stagnation and widespread violence. SADANAND DHUME Bangladesh this month executed Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, a senior leader of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, … Continue reading

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THE MASS MURDERER AT THE HEART OF BRITAIN’S ISLAMIST ESTABLISHMENT

THE MASS MURDERER AT THE HEART OF BRITAIN’S ISLAMIST ESTABLISHMENT LUCY LIPS In 1971, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin abducted, tortured and murdered a number of Bangladeshi intellectuals and patriots, who were seeking self-determination and independence for Bangladesh. As readers of Harry’s Place … Continue reading

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MUEENUDDIN, AIDE ‘ABDUCTED SELINA PARVIN’

MUEENUDDIN, AIDE ‘ABDUCTED SELINA PARVIN’ Star Online Report Son testifies at tribunal… Martyred journalist Selina Parvin’s son Sunday testified that alleged Al-Badr leader Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and his associates had abducted her mother from their residence on December 13, 1971. … Continue reading

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A MAN OF PEACE

A MAN OF PEACE Tanvir Haider Chaudhury Mueen Uddin has stated in an interview last year that he can’t be hanged. He has said this: ‘Those who tried me may get to hang, but they can’t hang me.’ Now that … Continue reading

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JUSTICE : IS IT ONLY TO CLOSE WOUNDS OR MORE ?

JUSTICE : IS IT ONLY TO CLOSE WOUNDS OR MORE ? Tamanna Khan In November 3, when the apex court of the country upheld the death penalty of war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, his son Hasan Iqbal told reporters that his … Continue reading

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MOURNING THE MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS

MOURNING THE MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS Rebecca Haque Mourn a cold, dark, bloody day in distant December. Dawn, dusk, dew, and nightfall. Silent death squads knocking at the door, targeting noble names on the assassin’s hit-list. Lament the loss. Weep the tears. … Continue reading

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WHAT WE HAVE LOST

MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS DAY WHAT WE HAVE LOST Upashana Salam Each year we commemorate the Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14. On the 42nd anniversary of this day, the Star Magazine looks at contributions of some of these remarkable individuals in … Continue reading

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ON THE ALLEGORICAL GAZE OF MEGHMALLAR

ON THE ALLEGORICAL GAZE OF MEGHMALLAR Salimullah Khan Formation of Bangladesh in 1971, with the war of liberation as provider and midwife, screens the storyline of Meghmallar. The film is, however, about more than the war of liberation. It is, … Continue reading

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THE SACRIFICE OF INTELLECTUALS

THE SACRIFICE OF INTELLECTUALS Meghna Guhathakurta Bangladesh stands out among many nations as one with a special day that commemorates the sacrifice of the Intellectuals. It has often been commented whether it was justifiable to separate them from others who … Continue reading

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WHERE GROWS THE SPIRIT OF LIBERATION ?

WHERE GROWS THE SPIRIT OF LIBERATION ? Ahmed Sofa In 1971 the Pakistani military shot dead sixty-seven people from our village in just one day. There were children among those sixty-seven; there were youths, senior citizens and women among them. … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF IDEAS

THE POWER OF IDEAS Zeeshan Khan If we are to truly honour the sacrifice these brilliant individuals made, we must never forget that they lived, and died, with an unwavering belief in their right to think freely and to use … Continue reading

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AND THEN I FAINTED: SURVIVORS REMEMBER RAPE DURING BANGLADESH WAR

AND THEN I FAINTED: SURVIVORS REMEMBER RAPE DURING BANGLADESH WAR Salil Tripathi Editor’s note: Rape has always been part of war. During the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh, rape was not just widespread but it was … Continue reading

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RAO FARMAN ALI’S MASTER PLAN

RAO FARMAN ALI’S MASTER PLAN Asif Mahfuz A list of DU teachers, marked for death. A page of the infamous diary of Major General Rao Farman Ali, found in the Governor’s House’s wreckage. The ones with a tick mark on … Continue reading

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THE HEROES OF A FORGETFUL NATION

THE HEROES OF A FORGETFUL NATION Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan In 1947, people of Bangladesh (then East Bengal) voted for Pakistan which resulted in its geographical unison with Pakistan as one state. Their aspiration was to live in an independent … Continue reading

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