Category Archives: War Heroes

NO TURNING BACK

NO TURNING BACK Enayetullah Khan The concept of the good war may sound oxymoronic to some across the political spectrum, the kind of term peddled by some slick operative of the war industry of the West, or one of its … Continue reading

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A FEARLESS FREEDOM FIGHTER

A FEARLESS FREEDOM FIGHTER ANWAR A. KHAN I met him after many years during the glorious Ganojagoron Moncho movement. It felt like meeting the Prince of a fairy tale, but in reality, it was not quite like that. I tell … Continue reading

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE 195 WAR CRIMINALS

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE 195 WAR CRIMINALS Syeed Ahamed looks back at how justice eluded our grasp As soon as the trial of war criminals began, questions were raised from different quarters as to how and why the 195 … Continue reading

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NO SINGLE ORGANIZATION CAN CLAIM WAR CREDIT

NO SINGLE ORGANIZATION CAN CLAIM WAR CREDIT The Awami League does not need to distort the history of independence. If the Awami league did anything to the history of independence, it did that for the need of the history and … Continue reading

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WHEN THE TIGER OF PAKISTAN WAS HUMBLED BY SURRENDER

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

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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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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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THE TALE OF A LONE SURVIVOR

THE TALE OF A LONE SURVIVOR Muktasree Chakma Sathi Eyewitness account of Delwar, the only one to survive the brutality of December 14 Delwar had survived the horror of the night of December 14, 1971, a night that saw numerous … Continue reading

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HOMAGE PAID TO GREAT SONS OF THE SOIL

HOMAGE PAID TO GREAT SONS OF THE SOIL Staff Correspondent A light mist still hung in the air of Rayerbazar in the capital. A cool breeze was blowing. Yet, people came in their hundreds: some with flowers, some carrying flags … Continue reading

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MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS REMEMBERED

MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS REMEMBERED The nation observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14 as much with a deep sense of loss as with the rekindling of the spirit that went into the making of Bangladesh. The defeated cohorts of the … Continue reading

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THE BIRTH OF BANGLADESH WAS A TRIUMPH OF CULTURE OVER RELIGION

THE BIRTH OF BANGLADESH WAS A TRIUMPH OF CULTURE OVER RELIGION GURUSADAY BATABYAL Gurusaday Batabyal is a retired Colonel of the Indian Army. He is a graduate of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (India), a War is not … Continue reading

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