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David Bergman: Now and then

Bergman never showed how ruthless violence by the two parties Jamaat and BNP before the election have reminded us the atrocities in the liberation war and the need for the war crimes trial.The few people and organizations that Bergman referred in his blogs that were dedicated to find faults in the trial process have rarely been found to be content with the verdict handed down by the International crimes tribunal despite experts from home and abroad found it as having maintained the international standard in the process.

These practices of Bergman naturally instigate the curiosity among the people who are behind his role? What helps him doing such activities that could even interrupt the trial against the crimes against humanity that the people of the country and many other places around the world have been struggling for? Does Bergman not stand for who did such heinous crimes.

February 5th, a reminiscence

Today is 5th February. The entire country roared because Kader Mollah wasn’t given a death penalty. Mass rising (Gonojagoron) started; “Projonmo chatter” was created. Hundreds of thousand people joined that Gonojagoron. Everyone had one demand, death penalty for all war criminals including Kader Mollah, as well as banning the politics of Jamat-Shibir and boycotting them politically and socially. Protest ran for days, for months demanding death penalty of Kader Mollah. Govt. amended the law. Then after completion of the legal procedure, Kader Mollah was executed on the last December 12. Gonojagoron was successful, govt. kept their promise by completing the first step of the war criminal trials.

Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by US based Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin even if BNP-Jamaat had participated. The poll surveyed 2544 citizens nationwide between January 11 to January 15 and was conducted independently of any political party. 42.7% said they would have voted for AL and another 0.1% for our Mohajote alliance while 35.1% said they would have voted for BNP, another 1.6% for Jamaat-e-Islami and 0.3% for their 4 party alliance.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

In the 1970s, Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State, said that Bangladesh was a ‘basket case’ an ungovernable and chaotic nation with little prospect of succeeding into a viable nation state. He was wrong, flatly wrong; however there…

Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK) met the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Nick Clegg

Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK), led by its Convenor Dr Debasish Kar, met the Deputy Prime Minister Right Honourable Mr Nick Clegg on Friday, the 10th of May 2013, in his constituency office in Sheffield.

The meeting was to update him on the current political situation in Bangladesh, in particular, the heinous acts of terrorism carried out by Jammat and their allies since the trial of the war criminals began. Discussion took place on the recent Dhaka seize programme of Hefazote Islami and the 18 party alliance led by the BNP and the circumstances under which the law enforcing agencies had to use force to disperse the crowd to restore peace and tranquility and to protect the country’s economic hub. They also discussed the major points of ‘Hefojate- Islami’ and their allies’ 13 points demand. It was also noted how the extremist fundamentalist forces terrorising the minority ethnic groups and destroying their places of worship while they are demanding implementation of ‘Blasphemy Law’ for expressing views against their own religious faith.

Shahbag movement to be streamlined

It is time for the Shahbag movement to be streamlined. It all started back in February 5, 2013 and is ongoing till date. If we see the history of the movement, this has gained colossal popularity in the shortest possible time and that only happened because of the demands that were declared. By demand, I would particularly mean maximum penalty for the war criminals and outlawing of politics of the party directly involved in war crime.