Genocide Day: As it was in March 1971

Syed Badrul Ahsan: How do we recall the horrors of 25 March 1971? To what degree do we recollect the terror we as a nation were subjected to by an organized army even as we waited for a peaceful, pragmatic resolution to the political crisis which overtook the state of Pakistan between the first general election in its history and the repudiatio...

March 25th: Darkest night in the history of Bangladesh

A black veil has just showed up over the history of mankind. It was the night of March 25, 1971. The roar of tanks broke the silence of the night. Millions of people in Bangladesh, then a province of Pakistan, woke up not to the chirping of birds but to the thudding sounds of bombs and bullets. That was the kickoff of one of the biggest genocide...

Zia, Khaleda Zia pursued Pakistani agenda: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused the post-1975 rulers of implementing the agenda of the then Pakistani junta to appease Islamabad. "They didn't want that the people of Bangladesh will get square meals, houses and pursue education . . . they were executing the agenda of the Pakistani occupation forces in different way," she told a discus...

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