Bound by a history of turbulence
Even as India and Pakistan warm up to each other, ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh appear to be on a free fall, writes Subir Bhaumik
Two days after Narendra Modi’s surprise touchdown at Lahore to extend the spirit of friendship with Pakistan, the investigating agency of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal announced its decision to try 195 Pakistani officers and soldiers responsible for horrible atrocities during the liberation war. The chief coordinator of the agency, Abdul Hannan Khan, told media persons that formal charges against these 195 men will be framed. He said Pakistan had agreed to put them on trial during the 1974 tripartite agreement (Bangladesh, Pakistan, India), but had reneged on its commitment. This follows demands for their trial in Bangladesh by groups like the Sectors Commanders Forum that had submitted a memorandum to the envoy from Pakistan. Pakistan’s criticism of war crimes trials in Bangladesh has touched a raw nerve there amid evidence that the Inter-Services Intelligence has been funding Islamic militants to bring down the Sheikh Hasina Wajed regime.
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PM condemns Pak NA resolution
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening strongly condemned Pakistan for its reaction to the execution of war criminal Quader Mollah.
“By passing the resolution at national assembly, Pakistan has proved that it never accepted the victory of Bangladesh in the Liberation War of 1971, and they still have allies in Bangladesh
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Jail Hattya Dibosh
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Sheikh Hasina Observed the Jail Killing Day
Washington DC Metro Awami League solemnly observed the jail killing day on November 2nd at the Best Western Hotel in Virginia. Awami League President and Ex-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present on the occasion as the Chief Guest. The speakers showed their heartfelt tribute to the national leaders and demanded justice. On November 3rd, 1975, four of our national leaders of the Bangladesh Liberation War – Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M. Quamruzzaman and Captain Mansir Ali, were brutally killed by the disgruntled army conspirators in the Dhaka Central Jail. Since then this day has been observed by the Bangladeshis living all over the world as the Prison Killing Day (Jail Hattya Dibosh). Please watch the ten-minute long highlights of Sheikh Hasina’s speech here:
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