Category Archives: 1971

ROMEL CHAKMA. PART-I: Is custodial killing heroic?

by rahnuma ahmed Romel Chakma, 20 year-old HSC examinee and student leader of Pahari Chatra Parishad, was picked up by army personnel on April 5, 2017. Allegedly tortured, he died in hospital two weeks later. Romel Chakma © Photographer not known. … Continue reading

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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Rare and Unseen photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Drik archives

A self-taught photographer with a strong sense of humour Rashid Talukder received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela international photography festival in Dhaka, in 2006. His images of the war of liberation of Bangladesh and the political events leading up to it, … Continue reading

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Protecting Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh

Following is the English translation of the statement made by academics, writers, women’s rights, human rights and cultural activists, including freedom fighters, on December 18, 2014 regarding the conviction and sentencing of British journalist David Bergman by the International Crimes … Continue reading

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Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance

Another blogger. Ananta Bijoy Das, murdered today. Police too busy beating up students to notice: ———————————————————————————————————- Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance | Economic and Political Weekly. COMMENTARY Economic & Political Weekly EPW MARCH 21, 2015 vol l no … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

Raghu Rai/Magnum Photos In 1971, the Pakistani Army had free rein to kill at least 300,000 Bengalis and force 10 million people to flee. By DEXTER FILKINS In the 40-odd years that America and the Soviet Union faced off in the … Continue reading

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50 years of independence

The 1971 memory project I am starting this project with the hope that people across the globe can help me identify and hopefully trace as many people as possible in these photographs. I shall be regularly uploading images and linking … Continue reading

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.

 By Gary Bass. The Economist UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India’s bloody partition 24 years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian … Continue reading

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BLACK NIGHT 1971 Bangladesh

By Monirul Alam The black night of March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani occupation forces kicked off one of the worst genocides in history that led to a nine-month war for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. On this black … Continue reading

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