Twitter messages to start your day with:
TheTravlnAzn: A Minister present at Ambala during talks mentioned that they were aware of the problems in BDR, but didn’t see it as a threat.
TheTravlnAzn: Also, there are still a number of missing people that were inside the BDR compound that firefighters spent all night looking for.
nine_L: Find out who is going to be beneficiary, who had the evil plans. BDR was used by external power they are victims. What a HENIOUS crime!
W7VOA: India media, Bangladesh experts say BDR has abandoned border posts — no guards manning Bangladesh side of 4,000-km border with India.
* Global Voices: Bangladesh: Mutiny Is Over, But Question Remains
* World Focus: Bangladesh revolt ends after deadly soldier mutiny.
Kotha Chilo writes:
What do you call it when a group of “disgruntled” BDR soldiers [Bangladesh border guards] started their expression of grievances by open-firing on the commissioned army officers? Mutiny? Rebellion? Revolt? Uprising? When the events started to unfold at Dhaka’s BDR headquarters, Bangladesh news media coined words such as “mutiny” and “revolt”.
What happened inside BDR headquarters wasn’t any ‘mutiny’ – that was gross violation of chain of commands and brutality. Even our liberation war did not see so many of our officers dead – killed brutally.
The BDR soldiers said they were repressed, oppressed and tortured by the officers posted in BDR sectors. They said they became “disgruntled” of their [the army’s] behaviour as well as corruption. What a way to protest and drive your demands home. Till now, out 186 officers 20 bodies of officers have been recovered from the river and sewage holes. The rest are missing. BDR chief Maj-Gen Shakil Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in the first minute. His wife was burnt alive inside their residence. The soldiers killed many officers indiscriminately without judging who were guilty of corruption and who were not. What do I call it now? The “disgruntled-ness” of soldiers has led to more than 100 deaths.
“disgruntled”? Isn’t the wife who is manhandled every night “disgruntled”? Aren’t the day labourers who remain unfed and half-fed “disgruntled”? Aren’t the people who live under misrule of so-called democratic politicians and power-hungry army dictators “disgruntled”?BDR soldiers – now I feel “disgruntled” at your massacre. I wish I had a way to express my “disgruntled-ness”.
BDFact has a theory:
A majority of the Army officers like RAB, Task Forces, Brigades, Divisional HQs, or Units, who were working in different important areas during CTG period, were all posted to BDR as part of the changes of the Govt.
Now that many of them are gone, who benefits from the demise of these ‘witnesses’?
An Ordinary Citizen stresses that brutality has no meaning:
We condemn those who to meet their grievances brutally killed the innocent and worthy sons of the nation.
We mourn the death of our brave officers, many of whom had served the nation in their golden career. We also mourn the death of innocent family members and ordinary citizens in the incident.
We express our heartfelt sympathy for the relatives of the dead who have lost their husbands, brothers or sisters in the massacre.
We have no language left but only silent prayer to Almighty for the children who lost their parents and who will remain in shock and pain for long.
This brutality has no meaning. It is not a way to meet one’s grievances.
The government should make a thorough inquiry of the event and punish those who were involved in plotting and executing this heinous act.