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Release of Sheikh Hasina & Return of Democracy

Sheikh Hasina had to overcome obstacles in every step of her life. She lived in exile for six years after the assassination of her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family in 1975. She re-established parliamentary democracy through a decade-long movement against autocracy. After becoming the Prime Minister in 1996, she made the c...

Six Points Movement: Making of a History

The six point movement was a movement in the then East Pakistan, spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which called for greater autonomy for the eastern part of Pakistan. The six-point movement is a milestone in the history of our struggle for independence. The six point declaration has been widely credited as the "charter of freedom" in Banglad...

How Sheikh Hasina’s Return in 1981 Led to the Rise of Indomitable Bangladesh

While the world recognizes the story of rise, growth and transformation of Bangladesh under the leadership of world’s longest serving female Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, rarely does the spotlight turn on the tumultuous odds she has defied to help the country scale these milestones. Having lived six years in forced exile following the grue...

17 May, 1981: Homecoming of Sheikh Hasina, the Daughter of Democracy

  17 May, 1981… Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, the Father of the Nation was returning to her beloved homeland. The sky was overcast since the morning. Within the minutes of the aircraft touching the land wet with her father’s blood, there was a heavy downpour, as if the nature too was with her, the daughter of the soil, sharing he...

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...