BDR Mutiny: Today’s Updates



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!

doubtinggaurav: Is it just a BDR mutiny: There’s a second possibility: A faction within the Army, which either owes allegiance t..

birlaa: Bus services to Dhaka suspended indefinitely –

W7VOA: India media, Bangladesh experts say BDR has abandoned border posts — no guards manning Bangladesh side of 4,000-km border with India.

ehabmehedi More bodies of Mil. Officers extracted. At least 7 bodies dugg out of the ground – Chann i . #bdr #dhaka

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* 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.

5 Responses to “BDR Mutiny: Today’s Updates”

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    AM Sabirul Islam

    Its a shame… its a shame. Its obvious that the BDR atrocity was not merely over their demand for better pay or ration but something that is not yet obvious.

    I condemn the fierce killings of member of arm forces and their family that took place that day. Such brutal act cannot go unpunished.

    The army has shown great patience and maturity in holding back their emotions and the way they dealt the situation.

    Its undoubtedly remarkable the way the honorable PM Shekh Hasina handled the situation.

    The country and all the political parties should now work together to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.

    My heart goes out to all the souls that were lost and the family of the effected who have a difficult time ahead of them.

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    Md. Anisul Haque Chowdhury

    This genocide is a brutal mutiny of the non-BDRs

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    fardeen Ahmed

    Im so mourning………….

    who were died those who were baladeshi and sons of bangla mother
    so we lost our brothers and this the great loss of us.

    so we should pray to allah for solv the problem

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    Saiful Islam

    The BDR carnage was a systematic preplanned killing of the best collection of army officers who were national assets. Nothing can replace this damage. This has severely affected the morale of all members of the armed forces particularly the junior officers. They became so emotional that they only think of military action could have been the best option given the fact the rebels were too afraid to run away if army moved in. However, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh wisely opted for a peaceful solution rather than purely military action, fearing it could mess up the conflict into a full-blown bloodbath within the BDR compound. The decision was very critical, which is now proved to have been handled with remarkable political wisdom and foresight, resolve and equanimity. The army has also shown remarkable good sense, they remained absolutely steadfast to the unified command though there were many agitation and anger under the uncertainly of the situation and external provocation. While the officers were struggling to comfort each other from the grief, its very unfortunate that some strong media shows sympathy to the rebels and their colaborators. This kind of journalism adds more scars to our wounds and creates unrest in the society.

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