Climate of fear

E-Bangladesh

E-Bangladesh

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[Mashuqur Rahman, USA.]

When the Bangladesh military took power in a bloody coup in 1975 the takeover was trumpeted as a positive event for the country. The leading English language newspaper in Bangladesh editorialized in sycophantic glory:

Corruption and nepotism inevitably led to continuously increasing prices and the economic misery of the masses that left no alternative for them but to languish and perish. In this suffocating situation the Armed Forces could not be true to their conscience and the nation except by coming forward to bring about a change in the corrupt and oppressive government.

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E-Bangladesh is a News/Headlines service and a group blog aimed at bringing the news and analysis from Bangladesh to its readers.


2 Responses to “Climate of fear”

  1. Bourne

    Fear or not, this would be a hard one — for both the military and the demonstrating people. And so far we have seen, no matter how much they crumble and distort the information — it still comes up to the ears.

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