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The Spirits of 1971 and 2013

The movement that was started by a group of Bangladeshi youth at the Shahbag intersection in Dhaka on February 5, 2013, has grown tremendously. Initially there was just one podium in Shahbag. Now the youth all over the country have erected “Gonojagoran Manchas” (people’s awakening podiums) in almost every sub-district of the country. The youth, […]

Is Shahbag the Solution?

The rally that was started on February 5, 2013, at the Shahbag intersection in Dhaka was against the sentences that were handed down to Abdul Quader Mollah by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). The organizers and the participants of the rally felt that the sentences were too light for the crimes for which he was […]

Homage to my martyr colleagues

Homage to my martyr colleagues

-Ajoy Roy

Fourteenth December is known to us as “Shahid Budhijibi Dibas” (Martyr Intellectual Day). I am not sure if the word “Martyr” is the exact equivalent to “Shahid”. I think the word Shahid carries much more deeper feeling and intensive sense that touches heart. We shall, who had even remote touch […]

By |December 15th, 2012|1971 genocide, Bangladesh, Culture, Liberation war|4 Comments

Sleepless Memory


It was January, 1971; I was a 3rd year honor student at Dhaka University. The entire country was flared up in the spirit of  ’11-point’ demands. Students’ demonstrations and workers’ strikes were […]

By |January 10th, 2012|1971 genocide, Liberation war|1 Comment

Catholic woman is destitute with husband’s murder

Bangladeshi Catholic Widow seeking for Justice and peace

Laili Costa, a young Catholic woman, living in the Catholic parish of the Holy Rosary church under the Archdiocese of Dhaka, became destitute when her husband Joacem Costa was shot dead by unidentified thugs in the Sadhon Para area of Dhaka.

Laili Costa said, “My husband left me and […]

Dreaming of a better day for Bangladesh

“Beware of Bangladesh” was the cover title of the April 4, 2002 issue of Hong Kong-based magazine The Far Eastern Economic Review. This is the same Bangladesh that came out of a costly nine-month-long liberation war against the Islamic fascists and brutal junta of Pakistan in 1971. The newborn nation was fully inspired by a […]

Please Attend conference on Bangladesh 1971

Dear Community member,

On behalf of Kean University Human Rights Institute and Bangladesh Study Group, we welcome you to join us in the international Conference on “Bangladesh 1971: Addressing Claims of War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity” and show your invaluable support . The conference will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 10:00 […]

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