15th August: Darkest Chapter Of History

15 August is the day of national mourning. This is the day when all beings of the whole Bengal, even nature shed tears. Because, this day of August, back in 1975, it seemed like this rainy August and brutal bloodshed of Bangabandhu were the representation of the weeping of the sky itself crying out of extreme grievance. The time when the murder...

Assassination of Bangabandhu and Impunity for Killing

Dr. A J M Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan: The 15th August is here again to haunt our national conscience and remind us that the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members initiated a culture of impunity for killingin Bangladesh which is yet to be seized. Bangabandhu was assassinated along wi...

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

In lunar light, at Bangabandhu’s grave

Syed Badrul Ahsan: I have stood in monsoon rain, under that ancient tree outside the old Ganobhaban, for a glimpse of the Liberator. In the heat of summer and in the soft breeze of winter, I have waved at him as he drove home late in the evening. He always waved back, that smile bathing his face, that good cheer that instilled confidence in mil...