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Editor's Note

Bangladesh stands at forty three today and while it is a time for celebration, there is also need for introspection as we observe our Victory Day. Freedom

Patheo

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February 6, 2015
February 6, 2015

Editor's Note

Bangladesh stands at forty three today and while it is a time for celebration, there is also need for introspection as we observe our Victory Day. Freedom

December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014

Patheo

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December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014

Editor's Note

Bangladesh stands at forty three today and while it is a time for celebration, there is also need for introspection as we observe our Victory Day. Freedom came across the land, across villages and towns after much bloodletting, pillage and plunder and at a massive human cost in lost and shattered lives. A marauding Pakistani occupation army let loose its war machine among an unarmed populace over the course of nine months costing us three million dead, two hundred thousand Bangalee women violated and a campaign that killed off some of the brightest of our intelligentsia on the eve of victory.

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December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014

The dying moments of Jinnah's Pakistan

When Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah floated his 'Two Nation Theory' to create separate homelands for the Indian Muslims he did not realise that such an absurd theory would not be viable in the long run. India is a country with people of heterogeneous religious beliefs and culture.  Nations cannot be formed based simply on religion. If that was possible all Muslim countries of the Arab world would be one country and so would be the Christian continent of Europe or Americas. But Jinnah perhaps realised the mistake he committed and that is why in his first speech before the constituent assembly of Pakistan he declared that 'in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of...