Congratula​tions Ivy

Sazid Khan

Sazid Khan

V for Ivy

After a massive palpitation over the nerve of Bangladeshi people, Dr Selina Hayat Ivy , a Soviet graduate, physician conquered the Throne of Narayanganj City Corporation.

 

Apprehension, fear, anxiety, game and gamble of ruling party have went into vain when people of Narayanganj selected their leaders for the true development of their city.

From the very beginning this election drew everyone’s attentions as Bangladesh Awamileague supported a person upon whom a bunch of question marks were hanging. The city dwellers were highly convinced to select a person by whom there aspiration and expectation may get a shape. People casted their votes against hooliganism, against extortion and against a deep rooted trepidation. The tussle was won to declare the victory of general voters. The war was won to declare the victory against a basket of nightmares.

The Narayanganj City Corporation election was undoubtedly an acid test for both Election Commission and the government of Bangladesh. If anything off-putting were happened this would worth a lot to pay for the present government. The three major candidates of this election were highly dedicated to come first in this election.

But at the eleventh hour Bangladesh Nationalist party paused election. Thank God that they could understand their short comings on the homework before the vote.

And I would thank to Bangladesh Army to decline the offer to be deployed. CEC in a press conference said openly, “We sent a letter to the army headquarters on October16, asking them to be present during the NCC poll. Till Friday, we received noresponse from the army. (Source The Independent, 29th October)

So the thing is EC wanted to deploy army but army denied. Now the question comes, why? I think Bangladesh Army let this election a test ground to all the institutions and political parties to play as per their calibers. They did not interfere in this election as they want remain far from being blamed in a petite city corporation election.

The most farce in this election was BNP supported candidate Toimur played a blame game against the EC. He continuously blamed the EC as a acquiescent part of the government and the election would be flawed. Being a ceremonial nominated candidate Mr. Toimur should have to be more calculative.

Some news papers are trying to show this election as a twin setback for AL. But my opinion is different and we should be more accurate in analyzing the scenario and the position taken by AL. The support of the ruling party was to balance the imbalance and to survive the party to do something bigger. However, the people won in this election and their hope may get materialized through an extra-ordinary woman. Let’s cheers for Ivy!


16 Responses to “Congratula​tions Ivy”

  1. Javad

    This election has exposed the weaknesses of both Awami League and BNP. There was no reason for AL to back any of the candidates in a mayoral election where both the forerunners were AL supporters.

    I don’t understand why the Chatra League and Jubo League had to extend their support to a candidate. This is not their business at all. Why top AL leaders from Dhaka were there in Narayangaj backing a candidate when IVY had been a genuine AL supporter all her life.

    Selina IVY is the new breed of AL leaders. Hasina talks of women`s emancipation but was ill advised by his thoroughly incompetent advisers on the imminent outcome. Awami League leadership including the very important LGRD minister and is deputy Nanok are not doing their homework properly.

    BNP dug its own grave by withdrawing at the last moment. Khaleda Zia failed Taimur. Taimur`s frustration and anger at Khaleda was clearly visisble in his press conference.

    The CEC should have never asked for the army. This also exposed CEC`s weakness. I agree with IVY that the people are a true politician`s biggest asset and defender. We now have enough police, RAB and other home ministry forces to ensure free and fair elections. Besides the EC is a rejuvenated technologically superior institution to monitor elections efficiently.

    EVMs proved to be very easy devices to be used. A little training and explaining its use on TV will make it an efficient voting tool in future.

    The government, EC, candidates and especially the people of Narayanganj deserve special mention for strengthening participatory democracy in Bangladesh further.

  2. Sazid Khan

    Thanks Mr. Javed for your nice compliment. I think the time has come to think outside the box and to generate a new era in our domestic politics.

  3. Sheikh Zia

    Yes, Congrats to Ivy and N’ganj people. They have put up a great show. I hope this becomes the trend setter.

    Your comment – ” And I would thank to Bangladesh Army to decline the offer to be deployed. ”

    – I think you are missing the point here. No doubt Ivy deserved the win, the election was indeed conducted open and fair. Whether the army was required or not is not the point or concern, the concern is allegation of CEC ” Violation of constitution by the government”. If the answer is Yes, we need to address it. If No,process to remove CEC should start. In either case we need to close it . The constitution says :
    ” 120. Staff of Election Commission
    The President shall, when so requested by the Election Commission, make available to it
    such staff as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Part.”
    ” 126. Executive authorities to assist Election Commission
    It shall be the duty of all executive authorities to assist the Election Commission in the discharge
    of its functions.”
    If the government is free to violate constitution, Rule of Law will remain a distant dream. Of course I welcome the outcome of the election, but can’t support the process followed, violation of the constitution. . The million dollar question : Is election commission independent ? The fact is EC failed to implement their own decision of deploying Army. If they are unable to implement a decision while conducting a single seat local election, what confidence does it give us to believe that EC will be able to implement their decisions while conduction national elections all over the country ? We need to be assured. I am hopeful that appropriate judicial process will be followed to close the allegation and restore confidence in EC.

  4. Javed

    This is something different that I want to shed some light on. Tasks like these are what elected governments are supposed to do. Its time for change in how governments should operate in countries like Bangladesh.

    Very simple people oriented tasks can popularize democratically governments easily. For example public transportation and roads are very important for Dhaka city inhabitants. The ruling party holds all the constituencies in Dhaka. Just a little more thrust in public bus services, building tin sheds for waiting passengers, paid public wash room services, better traffic management, training polices to be more proactive in managing traffic than gossiping with fellow sergeants and constables are just a few simple measures that can take the common people a long way mitigating their sufferings.

    The Fakruddin-Moin government spent two full years on the Hatir Jheel project. The army is still working on it. In total 5(five) long years 3 (three) years under the Awami League government. It is the task of LGRD and DCC to supervise the army to complete it on time.While frequently encountering bottleneck obstruction due to night club open late at night you see army`s UN donated bulldozers, trucks and cranes lying near the culvert idle without doing anything constructive. But unfortunately, the project is way behind schedule and costing the common tax payer and the government millions of takas in excess. The culvert and bridge linking Gulshan 1 with Tejgaon (the Gulshan-Tejgaon link road) is yet to be completed! In New Delhi or Bangkok you can have 50 kilometers of elevated express way built in five years. But in Bangladesh it takes more than five years to build a meager culvert in five long years! The reason is simple. Rampant corruption everywhere. The major blame has to be shared by the LGRD ministry, DCC and the army.

    Therefore, its important that the AL government wakes up from its long slumber and focus on genuine development work and avoid suicidal mistakes like picking the wrong candidates as witnessed in Narayanganj mayoral elections. Remember the next general elections is just two years away. The AL must put its house back in order before it loses people`s confidence due to irresponsible acts within.

  5. Fuad Ahmed

    Warmest congratulations from Bangladeshi’s living in greater Los Angeles, California USA.

  6. Rana

    We will send laser guided drawn help to wipe out chandabaj, shontrashi, political goondas, tenderbaj, hooligans, jongy molla etc.

  7. julekha

    The government should beef up security for all mayors. The gunning down of a dedicated, hard working and new generation mayor of Narshingdi is tragic and a cowardly act by terrorists. Mokbul Hossain was very popular, elected twice and highly respected by the millions of Narsingdi citizens.

    Brains of Awami League are being targeted to create anarchy and chaos in the country by the defeated forces of 1971. Sources of funds reaching these terrorists acting under the umbrella of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami must be tracked down and sternly dealt with. These elements after 1975 had tried to implant fascist terrorist religious fundamentalism in the country repeatedly but failed again and again. The government should be very careful.

  8. Khondkar A saleque

    NCC election is a wake up call for both BNP and BAL . People power voted in favour of clean image Ivy though BNP and BAL left nothing unturned to project their choosen candidate. It was well clear that Ivy would win it if only fair and free voting was held. Credit goes to Government that it let EC to work freely . Army deployment was not essentail as no credible threat was there. BAL also wanted to prove some points – fair election can be held under party government without deployment of Army. BAL led Grand allaince won in that. BNP lost twice – first in withdrawing at the last minute and second in finding no reason to term the election unfair.BNP can not bring any allegation against use of EVM also.
    People of Narayanganj deserves great credit for showing the nation a way.Parties in future have to nominate persons of cleaner image if want to win in free fair election . It may not also possible to arrange Magura type foul election in future for free active press and media and conscious new generation.

  9. Sheikh Zia

    Dear Mr. Saleque,
    Your comment ” Army deployment was not essentail as no credible threat was there. BAL also wanted to prove some points – fair election can be held under party government without deployment of Army.” – Looks like you missed it too. I am in the understanding that “deployment of army” is EC’s prerogative, not BAL’s, not even Government’s. And BAL and Government are two different entities. My concern is about CEC’s allegation of constitution been violated. Government ought to answer this if CEC is correct about what he said. If not, CEC to be taken to task for saying what he said. Now that we have done away with CTG, we do need a strong EC,empowered to take decisions and implement them too.

  10. Khondkar A saleque

    Dear Mr Zia,
    What we find aftermath the election ? A free and fair election led to the overwhelming victory of a cnadidate of peoples choice . Is it mandatory that Government has to oblige to everything that EC wnats ? The request was made at the very last minute. Mobiliging Army takes sometime, requires approval of the head of the government . Did CEC invite Army representatives in his last meeting with Law Enforcers? We must not be one eyed and crticise for the sake of criticism only. EC’s request for Army and last minute withdrwal of BNP Candidate appears to be linked .
    All well that ended well. A good election led to victory of Ivy . This should teach all to go for persons of cleaner image .Let us see how our political parties take lesson from it or not learn anything.

  11. Sheikh Zia

    @Mr. Saleque,

    Your comment – “Is it mandatory that Government has to oblige to everything that EC wants ?”
    YES , IT IS , of course within the scope of constitution and electoral laws.
    As I mentioned before , this is what the constitution says :
    ” 126. Executive authorities to assist Election Commission
    It shall be the duty of all executive authorities to assist the Election Commission in the discharge
    of its functions.”
    Please note the meaning of following words used in the constitution :
    “ Shall – —used in laws, regulations, or directives to express what is mandatory ( it shall be unlawful to carry firearms) “ – http://www.merriam-webster.com
    “”Shall” derives from the Old English “sceal” meaning “must”.”- Wikipedia
    “du•ty ….1.something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation.
    2.the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right; moral or legal obligation.” –Dictionary.com
    I hope the above makes you understand my comments better.
    Your comment – “We must not be one eyed and crticise for the sake of criticism only.” – You got it very right. Let’s talk about the process NOT about BAL / BNP and get partisan about it. Process is for everybody and let’s push to get it working.

  12. Khondkar A saleque

    Thanks Mr Zia for explanation . In know Government has to assist EC. Government in all possible ways assisted EC in conducting free, fair and credible polling.Government provided Police , Rab and other forces . Inclusion of Army was felt not necessary . There were no credible threats . Why for a single City Corporation polling Army will require to be involved ?
    Look at BNP . They are telling Army conspired to bring Mahajote to power . Still they wanted Army at NCC polls. Is it not a double standard.
    What is the End result ? The fairness of any election process in Bangladesh still depends on sincerity and commitment of party in power in not interfering with the process. That is what Ruling Mahajote appeared to have done at NCC . Ivy possibly could not win if Government interfered although there remains some doubt still whether ruling party really had allout support for Shamim Osman

  13. Sheikh Zia

    @Mr. Saleque, Thanks for your reply. You never really answered my concerns. The concern I posted in my first comment was… ” No doubt Ivy deserved the win, the election was indeed conducted open and fair. Whether the army was required or not is not the point or concern, the concern is allegation of CEC ” Violation of constitution by the government”. If the answer is Yes, we need to address it. If No,process to remove CEC should start. In either case we need to close it.” It’s a legal issue and needs to be closed through legal process NOT through political means.

  14. Farin

    I think we now have enough police, RAB and other forces under the home ministry to conduct free and fair elections under an elected government. Army is required in backward countries like Haiti, Ivory Coast, Sudan and Somalia to supervise elections and other administrative jobs there. Our army is doing a good job there. It would be humiliating for Bangladesh to call in the army everytime after more than two decades of democracy. The army’s job is to defend the borders and assist during natural calamities.

    Bringing in the army in the past has been done in the past to do election engineering many times by governments in power. I applaud the AL government for not doing that. This has heightened our image abroad as a viable dynamic democracy.

    There’s no need for CTGs also. We know well enough what CTG advisers like Iajuddins can do to destroy democracy. This EC is the best Bangladesh has ever had. They should be kept for the second term. The current government has given them enough freedom which is reflected in all the myriad number of elections held by this EC under the Awami League government where the opposition has won many seats. This too was never seen before.

    Our democracy has come a long way and its time to garbage CTGs and deployment of army in elections in the dustbins of history. Let democracy thrive and survive as it does in all civilised countries.

  15. A.Rahman

    I can see that Ivy will bring a lot of changes of Narayanganj. Lets hope for the best of Narayanganj people.

  16. zahid

    1. Khaleda Zia
    Click here for a Bangla article on Khaleda
    Begum Khaleda Zia
    Khaleda Zia: The widow of the first Bangladeshi military dictator General Ziaur Rahman and the prime minister of Bangladesh. Born of a Muhajeer (immigrant) family in India, Khaledas’ family first settled down in Dinajpur where her father ran a shanty tea stall. A country girl with fairer complexion and nuggetty structure Khaleda’s fortune soared following her marriage to Ziaur Rahman (Kamal) a young officer of Pakistani army who had the similar Muhajeer background. She got even luckier following her husband’s death who she left during the liberation war against the Pakistani occupation army and stayed with Brigadier Aslam, her paramour. All her life Khaleda was loyal to the senior Pakistani officers and being a prime minister sent official condolences, breaking all protocol, to General Janjua when he died, an ISI boss who was behind the killing of Bangalees during the liberation war. Being twice prime minister of Bangladesh she reaped immense riches for the members of her family who her husband left with a broken suitcase when he was assassinated by the pro-liberation army officers due to his pro-Pakistani stance. Now Khaleda’s son is the richest young man of Bangladesh who owns big real estates in the middle East, Malaysia and in the the Gold Coast of Australia.
    Education: Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of BNP, twice prime minister, attended school and dropped out at eighth grade.
    Khaleda’s dates of birth: Khaleda is an extra ordinary women because she has five official dates of birth.
    1. 5 August, 1944 (Marriage certificate)
    2. 5 Sept, 1946 (transcript submitted to SAARC Secretariat)
    3. 19 August, 1947 (record of prime ministerial oath)
    4. 15 August 1947 (press secretary)
    5. 15 August, 1946 (application form, electoral candidacy).
    People died of starvation during Khaleda regime
    Son 1: Tarek Rahman
    The youngest billionaire of Bangladesh who out of his dad’s torn vest and empty suitcase made billions of dollars. People of Bangladesh are unsure of his fatherhood. Many believe that he may not be Zia’s son as he is not as boorish as Zia was and his younger brother is. Some believe his appearance is closer to his mum and Paki army officers. But some bet their life searing Zia’s progeny with regard to Tarek because they argue Tarek inherited Zia’s criminal mind. Tarek is one of the biggest investor in Malaysia, Australlia and various western countries. Runs Hawa Bhavan which controls all business, posting and political hidden agenda for BNP. Married twice. first wife, daughter of Colonel (retd) Atiq was divorced because mom Khaleda didn’t approve. Second wife is a daughter of Admiral Khan and a doctor. The most powerful person of BNP apart from its ISI clique. Owns Dundee Dying and distillery, few ocean tanker carriers, apartment complexes & shopping malls in Australia and Malaysia. A recent research paper by Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir showed how he owned billions of Taka by fraud, commission and bank loans (taka 259 crore tax & principal waived by banks). He is the crown prince and the future Prime Minister of Bangladesh if BNP wins the election.
    Son 2: Arafat Rahman Koko
    Young tycoon. He unfortunately inherited a sluggish combination of his parents: Zia’s appearance and Khaleda’s brain. It is quite remarkable about Koko that he has been kicked out from all the schools he attended in his life. Despite Zia’s threat, the Head teacher of Dhaka Laboratory expelled him from school since he failed all the subjects and all forms of pampering failed to pass him even in a single subjects. Became drug addict and President Ershad sent him to Australia on request from Khaleda. Currently chief of Bangladesh Cricket Control Board; owner of COCO series of steamers and a shopping mall in Australia.
    Brother 1: Syed Iskander
    Once a Mennon group activist, a retired Major and a business tycoon. Took 500 crore taka loan from various banks in Bangladesh and never repaid. Controls army postings and converted Bangladesh army into virtually an Iskander bahini. Controls all big government purchases including army purchases.
    Brother2: Shamim Iskander: Bangladesh Biman engineer. Controls pilots of Bangladesh airline (Biman) and entire civil aviation ministry.
    Sister: Chocolate Apa (Khurshida Haque). Women and Children Affairs Minister
    Father: Iskandar Majumder, a Mohazir (refugee) from India settled in Dinajpur. Initial owner of a Mudi Dokan (corner shop), now a business Tycoon. Became news headline after his daughter Khaleda became Prime Minister for the first time when he refused to pay a rickshaw -puller the amount the puller demanded. He paid what he wanted to and slapped the rickshaw puller saying, “Do you know who I am? I am Khaleda’s father”
    Mother: Taiyaba Majumder. Recipient of Begum Rokeya gold medal.
    The nexus between the militant JMB leaders and Khaleda Zia government
    A.H. Jaffor Ullah
    The final round of the game of charade is being played rather well in Bangladesh. The grand finale will be acted out soon in which Siddiqul Islam aka Bangla Bhai will be arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) possibly in presence of live TV camera. Bangladesh has finally come of age in this fast world of Internet and live TV, isn’t it true?
    The whole thing about the rise of Islamic militancy in Bangladesh seems to be choreographed by the four-party alliance government of Khaleda Zia. Lest we forget, some MPs and local leaders belonging to BNP and Jamaat from Bogra, Atrai, Naogaon, Rajshahi, etc., were instrumental in reviving the Jamaa’tul Mujahideen Bangladesh JMB goons with blessings of BNP and Jamaat high command in Dhaka. The idea was to crush the militant communist goons by the name “Sorbohara” in western part of Bangladesh by JMB goons who created a reign of terror in rural areas of that area.
    On May 6, 2004, I read in Dhaka’s newspaper for the first time that a ‘Mullah Omar’ like figure by the name Azizur Rahman aka Bangla Bhai who is dispensing justice in the northwestern districts of Bangladesh. Later, we learnt that Bangla Bhai’s real name is Siddiqul Islam. In the summer of 2004, I also saw a photograph that showed two bearded Islamists sitting on the floor underneath a big photograph of Khaleda Zia hung by the wall. The newspaper that printed the photo identified the men as Shaikh Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai, Siddiqul Islam. A picture is worth thousand words. We knew the allegiance of these two militants right away.
    When Bangla Bhai’s men were wreaking havoc in western districts of Bangladesh during the summer months of 2004 we also read in the newspaper that some powerful ministers of Khaleda Zia were brazenly telling the media that Bangla Bhai is a figment of imagination of the press. What balderdash! The two Jamaati ministers, who are adorning Khaleda Zia’s cabinet, also uttered some harsh words against the press for publishing Bangla Bhai’s high profile activities. The lawmakers in Dhaka were oblivious to what was happening in western districts. Things went so badly that the U.S. government and European Union became alarmed by the extra-judicial killing and torture perpetrated by JMB goons. However, that hardly ruffled feathers among BNP and Jamaat leaderships. In 2004, most cabinet members of Khaleda Zia were tightlipped about JMB goons; they openly questioned the veracity of news that was published by the newspapers. One of them openly ridiculed the press while asserting that Bangla Bhai is the creation of the media.
    During 2004 and 2005, a lot has happened throughout Bangladesh vis-à-vis political assassination and incidence of grenade lobbing in opposition political rally. But then, all hell broke loose on August 17, 2005, when more than 400 homemade bombs were blasted in every nook and cranny of Bangladesh in a coordinated fashion. Even though these explosives were crudely made, the impact from these bombings shook the foundation of Bangladesh civil society. Clearly, Khaleda Zia’s government was in disarray in the aftermath of this spate of bombings. The Bush Administration that had waged a unilateral war against global terrorism initially did not pay much attention to what was happening in the tiny land as far as jihadi activities were concerned. After the Islamists did their blitzkrieg on August 17, 2005, Washington was very much perturbed. Suddenly, Bangladesh was in the radar screen of the Bush Administration. Some high profile visit from Washington to Dhaka had ensued because of the mega bombings allover Bangladesh. The Bush Administration took the cue from the English newspapers published from Dhaka. They pointblank asked Khaleda Zia to arrest the masterminds of these bombings.
    We saw in later part of 2005 a sea change of attitude in Khaleda Zia Administration. Before the U.S. took a grim view of the development in Bangladesh, the Khaleda Zia Administration was busily propagating the idea that a foreign nation was involved in the massive bombing allover Bangladesh. To legitimize the administration’s view that a foreign power was at the root of all the problem, Mrs. Khaleda Zia appointed a one-Justice commission chaired by Justice Zoinul Abedin who did a quick investigation of the grenade blasting incident that took place on August 17, 2004 in broad daylight outside Awami League’s headquarter located on Bangabandhu Avenue. His conclusion was that local hoodlums in collaboration with a foreign country’s counterintelligence had staged the bloody incident in which more than two dozens people were killed including one prominent female Awami leader. The police destroyed the key evidences by hurriedly burying the dead and not protecting the crime scene. The FBI, Scotland Yard, and Interpol came to Dhaka to investigate the high-profile crime but they could not sink their teeth because of the mismanagement by the Bangladesh police. That however did not deter our erudite Justice, Zoinul Abedin, who simply rubberstamped the conclusion of Khaleda Zia Administration.
    Most observers including this writer have been saying for a long time that many of the bombings in Bangladesh had been the handiwork of homegrown Islamists. However, our assertions were falling into the deaf ears of Khaleda Zia government. And there is a reason for it. The Islamists such as members of JMB had connection to the four-part alliance government. I will cite only one example to make my case. Under the pressure from civil society, Khaleda Zia ordered the arrest of Bangla Bhai sometime in the monsoon months in 2004. While this was going on, the Bangla Bhai men had rallied in the streets of Rajshahi in an open motorcade. The police super was present in the rally as the JMB goons brought their panoply of colorful motorcycle, trucks, and buses to streets of Rajshahi. The goons were given protection by the law and order department of the Bangladesh government. Who did block the arrest warrant for Bangla Bhai and his lieutenants in Dhaka? Obviously, Khaleda Zia and his powerful ministers were behind this vile game. They said one thing, however, did the quite opposite.
    Why did Khaleda Zia Administration bent on arresting the JMB leadership now? There must be a reason or two. The next national parliamentary election is looming and Khaleda Zia knows it well that there is a perception out there that her administration was behind the emergence of JMB as a political force. The second reason is the persistent pressure from Washington. Mr. Bush’s emissary, Assistant Secretary Rocca, visited Bangladesh not too long ago and she demanded an all out effort by the Bangladesh government to capture Shaikh Abdur Rahman and Siddiqul Islam aka Bangla Bhai. When Washington talks, Khaleda Zia listens. Thus, came the high profile arrest of JMB chief.
    Isn’t it surprising to know from the media that Shaikh Abdur Rahman and his entourage had been living in a house for over a month in a densely populated city in northeastern part of Bangladesh? The government of Khaleda Zia knew the whereabouts of JMB supremo all along, but her administration decided not to do anything about him. Had she arrested the Shaikh earlier, there would have been a chaos in her administration. The Jamaat wing of her administration would have been very dissatisfied with the arrest of JMB leadership. But now, the political equation in Bangladesh was recomputed and the JMB goons were left to fend for themselves. It is a small wonder that Khaleda Zia’s right hand man, Mannan Bhuiyan, the Secretary General of ruling BNP, does not like the characterization of the high-profile arrest of the Shaikh by the opposition. Many an observer in Bangladesh holds the view that the arrest of Shaikh Rahman was stage-managed to garner wide publicity especially in the West. President Bush may utter some kind words as he often does whenever President Pervez Musharraf tells the U.S. president that Pakistani authorities have arrested some al-Qaeda men.
    The debate on whether Islamist zealots in Bangladesh, who are behind the widespread bombings for the last 5-6 years, were being protected by Khaleda Zia’s government will rage on in the media. However, if one does a critical evaluation on the situation, the rise in Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh, one would surely find the connection between the Khaleda Zia Administration and the JMB leadership. The way JMB godfathers behaved in the western districts of Bangladesh in the summer months of 2004, one would be hard pressed to believe that the leadership of JMB knew well that they would receive impunity from the government, which they did until now. Blame it on the civil society or the Bush Administration, but the fact remains the same — the Islamists are in disarray at this time. It is a matter of time when Bangla Bhai will be arrested who is now absconding. Don’t forget for a moment that Khaleda Zia has an election to win late this year and on top of it, she needs the support of the Bush Administration. The game of go hide and seek in Bangladesh is not done yet. Only time will tell the extent of the nexus between the Islamists of JMB and the four-part alliance government in Bangladesh.
    Dr. A.H. Jaffor Ullah, a researcher and columnist, writes from Ithaca, New York
    Published on March 06, 2006
    The nexus of Khaleda, Nizami and “Bangla Bhai” harming Bangladesh
    Khaleda with Jamat-e-Islami head war criminal Nizami
    Notwithstanding many of the Über Alles folks’ view that everything is fine and dandy in Bangladesh it is my ardent belief our Sonar Bangla has become a den of the Islamic fundamentalists as time passes by. When the Talibans were retreating from Afghanistan, they were looking for a shelter. The sympathizers of Talibans in Pakistan got the best shelter in Bangladesh ruled by the fundy government of Jamaat-BNP under Nizami-Khaleda. Mr. Bertil Lintner wrote all about this in 2002. Not only that the Bangladeshi semi-Islamic and fundamentalist supporters and sympathizers have rigged the election in 2001 they had lent their support to install a puppet pro-Pakistani and pro-Saudi government in Dhaka. The characterless Bangladeshi Jamaati fundies have accepted a one-time beauty queen to be the supreme leader of their clique. Readers may have seen her pictures and I bet they will not miss her allure even at this advance age. She dresses and acts anachronistically, to say the least. She wears transparent see through costumes perhaps to attract the Houri-loving Jamaati Mullahs. She enjoys the fundy bees around her! With her allure, she is even fooling the foreign diplomats through her beguiling appearance. Nonetheless, she is a diehard supporter of the Bangladeshi fundies. This is why she is sharing power with the notorious fundamentalist Jamaat-i-Islami and Islami Oyikko Jot of Bangladesh and lately she condones the vigilante force’s action of an Islamic outfit in western Bangladesh.
    We have been getting horrible news of Talibanization of Bangladesh since the day this fundy government of Nizami-Khaleda took control of the government in October 2001. Thanks to retired Justice Latifur Rahman and his close circle of ex-bureaucrats for the predictable election outcome. Since then, the cadres of BNP and Jamaat killed many Hindus, looted their property, and forced them to leave Bangladesh. The fundy government sheltered and protected the fundamentalists and Wahhabi Islamists all over Bangladesh. The Talibani outfits are active in different parts of Bangladesh. Khaleda has given them unlimited support, resources and shelter. A terrible Bangladeshi Taliban by the name “Bangla Bhai” is ruling the West and southwest parts of Bangladesh. The Jamaati police of Nizami-Khaleda are giving a cover up and the government supports for establishing Talibani rule of Bangla Bhai for the time being in western part of the nation. Many a reader may know that Afghan Mullah Omar captured Afghanistan with the support of Pakistani police and military. Afghanistan later became a safe den for the Islamists and terrorists. Likewise, Bangladesh is becoming another Afghanistan under the support of the pro-Pakistani Khaleda-Nizami fundy government.
    I bet, a number of Über Alles Bangladeshis had become upset when I finger point to their loving leader, Khaleda. These “military-generation” [some say Zia Generation] Bangladeshis live in a utopian land where they want to see the Beauty Queen of Bangladesh rule a la the Queen of Hearts as mentioned in ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ They do not mind seeing the Houri-loving Jamaati fundies such as Nizami, Mujahid, and others such as Shaik-ul-Hadis, Delwar Hossain Saidee around the beguiling face. In a published photo in the newspaper I have seen Bangla Bhai and two other hujurs seated in the floor a la Islamic fashion as a framed photo of the beauty queen hangs in the wall above their head. Thus, one could see how Bangla Bhai is connected to the fundy patron and the beauty queen of Bangladesh. There should not be any doubt left on the fact that Bangladeshi Taliban “Bangla Bhai” is an ardent follower of the queen. The BNP-Jamaat government, MPs, other leaders and police provide active support to “Bangla Bhai” and JMJ men with Khaleda-Nizami’s blessings.
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