Writing this blog was extremely difficult. Because this blog forced me to watch part of some gruesome videos of public lynching and listen to some poor soul’s last cries for life and see beastly traits of mankind. In most cases I turned off the video during the chopping beating scenes. I apologize to AoD readers for posting these gruesome videos, although I guess most of you have already come across this videos through social media. I will strongly advise viewers discretion before watching the videos.
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The whole country is still in a standstill after the Long March and Dhaka rally of Hefazate Islam. Hefazate Islam, a conglomerate of several thousands Madrassahs across the country, announced this long march program to press their 13 point demand. Their 13 point demands are the following,
1. Reinstate the phrase ” Complete trust and faith in Allah” in the constitution and abolish all laws contradicting the dictates of Quran and Sunnah.
2. National Parliament must pass new law with provision of highest capital punishment for blasphemy.
3. The Murtad atheist bloggers who are leading Shahbag movement and speaking ill of prophet Muhammad ( SM) and Islam must be punished and all the anti Islam campaign must be stopped. Continue reading
I will not be as sensational, as dramatic and as much a pessimist to compare current day Bangladesh to Syria. Bangladesh is not Syria and I strongly believe Bangladesh will NOT become Syria or even Sri Lanka. Bangladsh will move on, leave these mess behind and keep on with life, a difficult life- but Bangladeshis are very much used to that life.
But, the way our government is behaving like giving up on rest of Bangladesh, even the second and third largest cities Chittagong and Rajshahi, the commercial capital and the capital of North Bengal respectively, only to somehow keep capital Dhaka isolated from opposition forces, I see an eerie similarity with Syrian Government hunkering down to safeguard its last remaining bastion, Damascus. Continue reading
Since the beginning of Shahbag square movement, especially since the death sentence announcement of Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, violent confrontation caused the loss of a lots of lives. As there has not been any effort to tabulate an exact death toll, it is very difficult to say precisely how many people died during the last two months of political unrest. A sample count of daily death tolls reports on different violent days during the last 30 days following Sayedee verdict, it is clearly evident that the number of death is very high, unprecedented in the history of post 71 Bangladesh.
Editor of Amarblog.com Sushanta Dasgupta is a die hard Awami League activist. I am very well aware of his activities through Facebook and Amarblog.com site for quiet a while. And he never tries to hide the fact that he is an Awami League activist. Last year he contested for a central committee position also. He loves his country Bangladesh like any of us, he loves his birth place Sylhet and his Alma mater SUST. I do not agree with many things he says and I dislike some of his comments on BNP leader Khaleda Zia or BNP founder Ziaur Rahman. But I never saw Sushanta campaigning against Islam. Continue reading
It was early or mid 1980s. I am just finishing my high school. 1972 Bangla film ওরা এগারো জন Ora Egaro Jon, was re-released in theaters across the country. In mine and many others’ opinion, ওরা এগারো জন is one of the ten best movies ever made in Bangladesh. This movie, made by freedom fighter turned director, Chashi Nazrul Islam and starred by Razzak, Shabana as well as star freedom fighters like Khasru, Nantu etc, is one of the best 1971 related movies ever made. Continue reading