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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Tarique this time calls Bangabandhu a razakar

Tarique this time calls Bangabandhu a razakar

In another outrageous comment on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman termed him “a big Razakar” for having banned the Awami League after the liberation of Bangladesh. "The Awami League claims that it's a pro-liberation party but Sheikh Mujib himself banned it having labeled it a party of thieves. So Sheikh Mujib himself is a big Razakar for doing something like this," Tarique said at a programme on Monday in London. Although the Awami League existed during the war, it's not necessarily a pro-liberation party and it...

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to apologise unconditionally to the nation for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Razakar, murderer and Pakbandhu" (friend of Pakistan). Advocate Momtazuddin Ahmed Mehedi sent the notice saying that Tarique reportedly told at a BNP meeting in...

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

“Freedom in the Air”, an online repository of the Liberation War with rare video footage including documentaries, exclusive video interviews; rarely seen images, articles, stories and documents, and newspaper clippings can be accessed from today at The Daily Star website, www.thedailystar.net/freedom-in-the-air. The website was launched yesterday jointly by the newspaper and Grameenphone in the capital's...

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Pakistan Army Eastern Commander Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unconditionally on behalf of his 93,000 Pakistan troops at a public ceremony at Dhaka Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddyan) to the Bangladesh and Indian joint command on December 16, 1971 after nine-month-long bloody war. It was decided that General Jagjit Singh...

War Calendar: Chronology of events taking place during 1971

Here is a chronology of events that took place since January 1 to December 31, 1971. Besides research by our own team, we received the gracious cooperation of Liberation War Museum (LWM), which provided us its whole chronicle of 1971 events. Visit LWM website here: http://www.liberationwarmuseum.org

09/01/1972

Mujib freed from house arrest

Mujib freed from house arrest

Also watch Bangabandhu briefs media in London Jan 8, 1972

Killing of intellectuals at Rayerbazar

Killing of intellectuals at Rayerbazar

The killings of intellectuals were a well planned strategy to divest a Bangladesh that has just emerged as an independent country of its thinkers, professionals and teachers to cripple its progress. They were taken to al-Badr torture-camp situated in Mohammadpur Physical Training College. They first inflicted physical pains and then took them to Rayerbazar...

Stories on Bangladesh Liberation war

Stories on Bangladesh Liberation war

What the Pakistani troops carried out in the then East Pakistan was the worst genocide in modern times, causing the greatest human displacement. Hundreds of thousands of refugees from systemic slaughter streamed over the border into India. The occupation army tried its best to cover up their massacre, but journalists of different international...

Women raped by Pakistani army men in 1971

Women raped by Pakistani army men in 1971

This documentary shows the evidence of rape of Bangladeshi women by Pakistani army personnel during the Liberation War in 1971.  Here are Washington Post, New York Times, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, New York Post all these American news papers reported the rape in Bangladesh has been a crime without precedence...

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