Posts Tagged ‘ 1971 ’

Sarmila Bose: The return of Goebbels

November 5, 2011
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Sarmila Bose: The return of Goebbels

The ongoing war criminals’ trials are not only being opposed by groups within Bangladesh, but also from several diverse and questionable corners of the world. Leader of the opposition,Khaleda Zia, is on a road march to save her political allies from prosecution for crimes against humanity. Not surprisingly, her political credibility has failed in generating…

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Please Deselect International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) from the List of Honourees for 1971

March 13, 2011
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According to media reports, the Government of Bangladesh, at its 40th anniversary of national independence, has taken the initiative to honour a number of individuals and organisations for their contributions during the Liberation War of 1971. While it is indeed a commendable move on the part of the government, attention of the concerned authorities also…

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Remembering a forgotten genocide

March 27, 2008
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Today marks 37 years of independence for a tiny country I love, a country that gave me birth before it was itself born, a country founded on the belief that freedom is precious and worth dying for, a country of brave martyrs and brave survivors, a country of unfulfilled promises called Bangladesh. Thirty seven years…

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Bangladesh Genocide Archive Online: An Appeal

March 26, 2008
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Our heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved in this mammoth initiative. A solid contribution indeed; one of the decisive early steps that would take us a long way towards justice for 1971. As said, it is a “continuing and collaborative” project. So in the end it is up to all of us to make sure that…

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A tribute to the victims of the Bangladesh 1971 genocide

March 26, 2008
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If you are wondering why I was not blogging last couple of month as frequently as before, I confess now I was engaged in a mammoth project. It all started after the much discussed denial – Jamaat-e-Islami’s leader Ali Ahsan Muzahid’s statement that “Jamaat did not work against the Liberation War in 1971 and there…

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