Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mujib’s Seraj Sikder and Hasina’s Illias Ali: The Tragic Heroes of Bangladesh

When Mujib returned from Pakistan, his countryman welcomed him as their great hero, not knowing that the absentee leader during the nine months of war was returning to kill the infant democracy. Immediately after his return, Awami League leaders also gave him the title “father of the nation.”This was defying the public demand that Mawlana Bhasani, the spiritual leader of Bangladesh, a fatherly figure to Mujib and the leader of leaders be the father of the nation.

Soon after Mujib returned from Pakistan he signed the Indra Mujib 25 year agreement. People who resented were crushed. Extrajudicial killing and the practice of disappearance began. The looting and smuggling by Mujib’s favorites caused (what Amertya Sen called) “a man-made famine” which took the life of half a million people. In addition to this Mujib’s India lovers got deeply involved in Indian Congress syndicate’s connectivity plan in Bangladesh. During this time,one of the most famous leaders killed by Mujib’s Rakkhi bahini without any trial was Seraj Sikder. Mujib’s chaotic  three year and a half rule was attributed by Bangladesh observers as Fascism.

A tragic history was unfolded after Mujib imposed a one party rule in Bangladesh called BKSAL when he banned all the opposition newspapers, put leaders like Bhasani under house arrest.with economy in ruins, international observers found Mujib turned Bangladesh into ” a bottomless basket case.” In reaction to the misrule, Mujib was killed along with his family, the coup was led by Mostaque of Awami League with help from some former Bangladeshi freedom fighters in the army.

Hasina when first entering her political campaign, asked the nation for her father’s wrong doings and reverted BKSAL into Awami League. But in her second term in office, Hasina shows her devotion to Mujib’s rule. She reenacted Mujib as the father of the nation. A false history was written now saying that Mujib was assassinated for his attempt to establish a “Sonar Bangla.” High court judges now punish anybody criticizing Mujib’s rule. She also lately appointed district governors.

Among other things, Hasina without a national referendum, and defying the national sentiment gave India transit. She again like her father’s Rakhi bahini  lately using an Indian assassin group called “hundred crusaders” (reported in the media) The latest victim of these extra judicial killing is BNP’s central leader Illias Ali. The Sagar journalist couples were murdered previously in their rental home and the murderer, was sent abroad by the AL government with special visa.

After Seraj Sikder’s death, Mujib boosted in the national assembly saying, ” Where are you Seraj Sikder?”Hasina much wiser after her father’s death has not acknowledged yet that secret squads captured Illias Ali. While Mujib killed over 35 thousand in four years, Hasina’s figure is not yet over even 5 thousand in 3 years. But people and politicians are afraid that some of them might be the next target. Compared to Mujib’s time, there are miracles happening due to Hasina’s secret use of montra: In the Suranjitgate case while the driver of the car carrying Suranjit’s deputies and the money that discovered in the car on that night are now claimed by Suranjit gang to be jack fruit.  By Hasina’s magic the four eyewitnesses of the Illias abduction are also missing. Surprisingly Hasina’s law enforcers are looking for Illias Ali in Illias Ali’s home believing that BNP is hiding Illias ALi somewhere in his home. Hasina’s man have joined in the chores repeating that Illias Ali might also be the target of Jammat.

It is true, compared to Mujib’s 72-75 period, surely Hasina’s is not that alarming.  But t is now becoming clear that Hasina’s Awami League is dangerous enough whether in power or outside as the opposition party. It is showing the signs of fascism.

Despite some hope that there are still some good people in the Awami League, every indication shows that AWAMI LEAGUE IS NOT THE NAME OF A POLITICAL PARTY, IT IS THE NAME OF A MAFIA GROUP, THE LEADING BOSSES ARE CHOSEN FROM SHEIKH DYNASTY AND THE INDIAN RAW IS ITS KEEPER!

Bangladeshis in not understanding Mujib,the most powerful South Asian fascist, history repeats itself through Hasina.


BY : Abid Bahar. 

Bangladesh – PM Sheikh Hasina ’s mind wandering; Stop the hide and seek game;

The time has come to respond from our side on an ongoing debate in Bangladesh over our recently published articles which have created fresh political ideological debate while questioning the present regime in the country. As usual, like other South Asian nations, the Dhaka government is playing foul game to hide their corrupt ferocious acts against their own citizens. Why are there so many distracting questions about the Sri Lanka Guardian, instead of conducting genuine investigations, based on facts, on the problems we surfaced through our reports? What we have done is to directly say to the “ostrich”, hiding its head in sand ‘it doesn’t work; your nudity is showing in public. Just lift your head out and face the need to restore freedom, justice and fraternity in the country, within genuine institutional framework.

One of the local language daily newspapers based in Dhaka has carried the story while quoting a source of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner’s office in Bangladesh, saying that the Sri Lanka Guardian doesn’t exist. It seems that the “source”, told the paper there is no such paper published from Colombo. The person’s claim is correct in term of wording as we have been operating from abroad since 2009 due to the present regime’s policy on freedom of expression. Otherwise the “White Van” is likely to solve the problems in its way, similar to how the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Bangladesh acts. But the person seems to not recognize that well known Sri Lankan diplomats have been contributing to the Sri Lanka Guardian since its inception in August 2007. We are not going to talk now, about our (Sri Lankan) diplomats; how they were appointed and how they are working towards weakening our foreign policy.
The Dhaka government and/or its allied news agency do not need to fear the Sri Lanka Guardian, but their own inhuman activities against unarmed innocent civilians and dissenters. What we have facilitated is to highlight factual reality in the country while allowing few contributors including pro- Awami league writers, who have different political ideologies to the Government, to share their wisdom with wider public through their contributions to the Sri Lanka Guardian.
Recently Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina soughed in public that no one has the right to play with people’s fate. Unfortunately she and the others who are benefiting from her side are portraying themselves as being innocent on the stage but one sees an alien behavior behind the screen of “patriotism” and “national security”. In other words, the present regime of Bangladesh is using their fellow citizens as the medium to get rid of their personal banalities.
There is documented evidence that 31 persons have been killed extra judicially in the first three months of this year. It has been reported, that among the 31 persons killed extra judicially, 26 were killed in ‘crossfire/encounters/ gun fights’. Among the deceased, 17 were allegedly killed by the RAB, three by the Police, two jointly by the RAB and the Police, and four jointly by the RAB and the Coast Guards. Torture in custody persists while forced disappearances are continuing. During the three months (January-March) 2012, three persons were allegedly tortured to death. It has been reported a Dhaka University teacher was beaten by RAB, which is the rough murderous unit setup by the regime in the name of national security. As we compare, there are more similarities between the White Van syndrome in Sri Lanka and the RAB in Bangladesh which is reported to have tortured and killed dozens of people. Ms. Hasina, this is real nudity of your ‘alien (barbarian) governance against your own people, while claiming that no one has the right to play with people’s fate. This is a tragic joke.
We stand with the people of Bangladesh and we will continuously publish balanced factual reports on the country as well as other countries if required. As declared in our mission statement, we adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to commercial or political considerations over professional ones.
It would be surprising if the Dhaka government decides to block the Sri Lanka Guardian for its viewers in Bangladesh, as did the paranoid Sri Lankan government for our dear readers in Sri Lanka. Killing the messenger is popular tactic used by many failed governments trying to stay in power. However, it has been proven that our reports hit the nail on the head and expose failure of the government’s puny dopey politics against the people. Like the present regime in Sri Lanka, the Dhaka government also is following what, the Bangla proverb says, “The deer has enemies because of its flesh”. People of Bangladesh will look and take necessary objective actions against the subject on time unless the Dhaka government blindfolds its people in Bangladesh before then. In other words, “the eyes are the mirror of the mind” (Chokh Moner Ayna). We are not asking for Justice when justice can be bought; we will never ask people to act when there are no people. We surface questions because we see possibilities of the dawn of justice in the horizon.
Source :  Sri Lanka Guardian