Bangladesh
December 18th, 2017
1952-1971 / স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ
Declaration of independence
January 26th, 2013
Sheikh Mujib also called upon the people to resist the occupation forces through a radio message. Mujib was arrested on the night of 25–26 March 1971 at about 1:30 am (as per Radio Pakistan's news on 29 March 1971).
Where do we stand on the 40th year of our independence?
March 26th, 2011
Where do we stand on the 40th year of our independence? Shamsher Chowdhury It is the 40th anniversary of our independence. Anniversaries come and go. Let us face it, over the years we have not been able to reach the fruits of our independence to the people at large. How unfortunate that within a few years of our independence the Father of the Nation and several members...
Bangla Language Movement: A Synopsis of Events
November 21st, 2010
Bangla Language Day, popularly known as Ekushe (21) February, is one of the most significant days, not in Bangladesh only, but in human history because on that day the valiant Bangalee boys gave their lives to defend their sweet mother tongue, Bangla language. Over the centuries people gave their lives for love, faith, freedom, nation and the state. But on 21 February 1952, ever in history, a bunch of young Bangalee students gave their lives in a protest rally at the Dhaka university campus against the Pakistani authority’s attempt to impose Urdu (as the state language of Pakistan) over the 70 million Bangalees of East Bangla (then East Pakistan).
Language Heroes
November 17th, 2010
21 February 1952
Bengal was absorbed into the Mughul Empire in the 16th century
November 15th, 2010
Bengal was absorbed into the Mughul Empire in the 16th century, and Dhaka, the seat of a nawab (the representative of the emperor), gained some importance as a provincial center. But it remained remote and thus a difficult to govern region--especially the section east of the Brahmaputra River--outside the mainstream of Mughul politics.
November 15th, 2010
"One day in June, we cordoned a village and were ordered to kill the Kafirs in that area. We found all the village women reciting from the Holy Quran, and the men holding special congregational prayers seeking God’s mercy. But they were unlucky. Our commanding officer ordered us not to waste any time.”
Eyewitness accounts
November 15th, 2010
The atrocities of the razakars in killing the Bengalis equaled those of their Pakistani masters. An excerpt from an article written in the Azad, dated January 15, 1972, underscores the inhuman atrocities of the Pakistani troops and their associates, the razakar and al-Badr forces...
Massacre of Dhaka University students
November 15th, 2010
List of students of Jagannath Hall, Dhaka University, Killed by Pakistani army
Tales of the tortured
November 15th, 2010
Sathkhira No of torture cells: 1. Star Diamond Hotel torture cell 2. Mahmudpur at Alipur 3. Benerpota 4.Patkelghat at Tala 5. Bakal 6. Jhaudanga Star Diamond Hotel torture cell (now the Pubali Bank building) Key perpetrators: 1. Major Abdullahel Baki 2. Major Khaled Mukit 3. major Khaleq 4.Zummon Shaokat 5. Gafur People killed: 1. Roknuz Zaman 2. Kabir Ahmed Ansar 3. Khalilur Rahman 4. Nazrul Islam (Dhulihar) Martyred Freedom Fighters: Nazrul Abedin Khoka, Samsuz Zoha Kajol, Sheikh Harunur rashid, Safed Ali
Killing Zones
November 15th, 2010
List of people killed: 1. Mohd Hafiz Uddin 2. Baidya Nath Pal 3. Ranjan Pal 4. Bimal Pal 5. Nur Mohammad 6. Sohrab Uddin 7. Zakaria 8. Master Abu Taher 9. Master Khagendranath Ghosh 10. Rajkumar Ghgosh 11. Kalim Mallik Majumdar 12. Ajihar Rahman Names of Perpetrators: 1. Abul Kashem (chair-Peace Committee) 2. Syed Ershad Hossain 3. Majed Ali Khan 4. Doc Abdur Rahman 5. Hajji Abu Taleb 6. Nurul Huq 8. Shahadat Hossain 9. Forman 10. A Rahman Khan 11. Shamchhur Rahman Hamidi 12. Kaochhar Ali