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Request to pay tribute at the Burunga Genocide Memorial, Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Image: Burunga Genocide Memorial

Date: 16-2-2016

Open Letter

Stephen Timms MP,
Sir Keir Starmer  MP and
Steve Reed MP

Subject: Request to pay tribute at the Burunga Genocide Memorial, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dear All,

It came to my attention through social media that you will be greeted at the Burunga Iqbal Ahmed High School, Sylhet at 2pm by the local community and Awami League Leaders. I am writing to inform you that there is a Genocide Memorial at Burunga [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burunga_massacre] near to where you will be of attendance.

Burunga massacre was a massacre of the Hindu population of Burunga and nearby villages on the Burunga High School grounds, in the district of Sylhet by the Pakistani army on 26 May 1971. There is no consensus on the number of the dead, with estimates ranging from 71 to 94. According to survivor Srinibas Chakraborty, 94 persons were killed. However, it is generally accepted that 78 Hindus were killed in the massacre.

In 1984, the government of Bangladesh enclosed the mass killing site with a brick wall. Later, a memorial for the victims of the genocide has been raised.

I wish to take this opportunity to kindly request that you pay tribute, along with the leaders of the Bangladesh Awami League, at the Burunga Genocide Memorial where people were killed by the Pakistani and their collaborators known as Moulvi Fazlul Rahman, Rustam Ali, Saif Uddin Ahmed, Abdul Khalik, Abdul Ahad Chowdhury Saad and Gouchur Rahman Chowdhury (Ref: Sylhete Gonohotta, Mr Tazul Mohammad, ISBN: 984-465-416-5, Page-47/55/-57) during the Independence War of Bangladesh.

I am pleased that you are visiting Burunga and hope to see you pay tribute at the Genocide Memorial. I wish you the best during your stay at Osmaninagar.

Kind regards,

Sushanta Das Gupta
A Londoner of Bangladeshi Origin

Email:                    das.gupta@sushanta.net
Website:              www.sushanta.net
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তারিখঃ ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৬

জনাব

স্টিফেন টিমস এমপি
কেয়ার স্টমার এমপি
এমপি স্টিভ রিড এমপি

বিষয়: ওসমানীনগরে বুরুঙ্গা গণহত্যার স্মৃতিসৌধে শ্রদ্ধা নিবেদনের অনুরোধ।

মহোদয়গণ

সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যম থেকে আমরা জানতে পেরেছি আগামী ১৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি দুপুর ২টায় আপনারা ওসমানীনগরের বুরুঙ্গা ইকবাল আহমেদ উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় পরিদর্শন করতে যাবেন। সেখানে বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামীলীগ নেতারাও আপনাদের সাথে থাকবেন। আমি আপনাদের জানাতে চাই যে, ঐ এলাকায় ১৯৭১ সালের পাকিস্তানি বাহিনী কর্তৃক গণহত্যার একটি স্মৃতিসৌধ আছে।

১৯৭১ সালের ২৬ মে পাকিস্তানি হানাদার বাহিনী সিলেটের বালাগঞ্জ উপজেলার বুরুঙ্গা এলাকায় স্থানীয় কয়েকজন দালাল-রাজাকারের সহযোগিতায় ৭৮ জন নিরীহ বাঙালিকে হত্যা করে। পরে মরদেহগুলো জ্বালিয়ে দেয়ার চেষ্টা চালায় দালাল বাহিনী। এই ৭৮ জনই ছিলেন হিন্দু সম্প্রদায়ের। হত্যাযজ্ঞের শিকার সবাইকে একই গর্তে মাটিচাপা দেয়া হয়। সেই ঘটনায় বেঁচে যাওয়া প্রত্যক্ষদর্শী শ্রীনিবাস চক্রবর্তীর মতে নিহতের সংখ্যা পরে ৯৪ জনে দাঁড়িয়েছিল। তবে সাধারণভাবে ৭৮ জনই ধরা হয়।

১৯৮৪ সালে বাংলাদেশ সরকার একটি ইটের প্রাচীর দিয়ে বধ্যভূমিটি তৈরি করে। পরবর্তীতে গণহত্যায় নিহতদের জন্য একটি স্মারক স্থাপিত হয়েছে।

আমি আপনাদের অনুরোধ করব স্থানীয় আওয়ামী লীগ নেতাদের সাথে নিয়ে এই স্মৃতিসৌধে শ্রদ্ধা নিবেদন করবেন যেখানে পাকিস্তানি বাহিনী তাদের এদেশীয় দালালরা (মৌলভী ফজলুর রহমান, রুস্তম আলী, সাইফ উদ্দিন আহমেদ, আব্দুল খালিক, আব্দুল আহাদ চৌধুরী ছাদ এবং গৌছুর রহমান চৌধুরী) গণহত্যা চালিয়েছিল।(সূত্র: সিলেটে গণহত্যা, তাজুল মোহাম্মদ)।

আপনারা সুবিধাজনক সময় বের করে বুরুঙ্গা গণহত্যার এই স্মৃতিসৌধে শ্রদ্ধা জানাবেন বলে আশা করছি।

শুভেচ্ছাসহ

সুশান্ত দাস গুপ্ত
জনৈক লন্ডন প্রবাসী বাংলাদেশী

Email:                    das.gupta@sushanta.net
Website:              www.sushanta.net
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Open letter to the Members of UK Parliament regarding visit of Khaleda Zia

To

The Members of UK Parliament
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to you as a person concerned with the political situation of one of the Commonwealth countries, Bangladesh, with whom UK’s partnership and friendship is a long-standing and time-tested one. As you are aware, Mrs. Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), is currently in London, UK for a personal visit. You might also be aware that her son the infamous Tareque Rahman has been absconding in London, UK evading serious criminal charges of multiple of corruption and terrorism. These two persons have been directly and indirectly responsible for a lot of destruction, carnage and unrest in Bangladesh.

In recent times, Bangladesh has seen a prolonged period of political turmoil, when BNP along with extremist ally Jamaat-E-Islami unleashed a reign of terrorism in the name of so-called “movement”. Arson, killings and vandalism were everyday occurrences. The Government has now brought the situation under control. Nonetheless, the possibility remains that any day they might embark on their signature tactics of bombing and killing, given their previous course of conduct.

For your ready reference, I have enclosed a number of key documents which will highlight three things:

1) How BNP-Jamaat has caused havoc and mayhem in Bangladesh from January to April 2015 killing and maiming hundreds in the name of their so-called “movement”;

2) What is the truth about Tareque Rahman and why the UK Government should be at the very least cautious and weary of him; and

3) How Khaleda Zia herself is trying to disrupt judicial processes in Bangladesh to cover up her corrupt activities during her stint as Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 2001-06.

As a friend and ally of Bangladesh, it is a moral responsibility of UK to play its due role in the maintenance of democracy, peace and rule of law in the former. Hence, we are requesting that you put efforts to persuade the UK Government in pressuring BNP to halt and refrain from any further destructive activities in the name of so-called “movements”, sever its ties with the extremist and war criminal infested Jamaat-E-Islami and participate in the democratic process via peaceful and legal activities.

Yours Sincerely,

Sushanta Das Gupta
London E6
United Kingdom

What the world should know about Tarique Rahman

The Interpol’s ‘most wanted’ list has carried Rahman’s picture with details, saying Bangladesh is seeking him to stand trial in the case. (Reuters)

The Interpol’s ‘most wanted’ list has carried Rahman’s picture with details, saying Bangladesh is seeking him to stand trial in the case. (Reuters)

Tarique Rahman, the Senior Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and eldest son of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and current Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, seems to have recently embarked on a campaign to stir up one historical controversy after another. First, he came up with the previously unheard of “First President” theory, whereby the potential future chief of BNP propounded that it was in fact his father Major General (Retd) Ziaur Rahman, and not Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Acting President of Mujibnagar government Syed Nazrul Islam, who was the first President of Bangladesh! Continue reading

Khaleda Zia’s attempts to evade justice

On 25th February 2015, the Third Metropolitan Special Judges Court in Dhaka cancelled bail and issued arrest warrants for BNP Chief Khaleda Zia after she failed to appear in court in relation to pending cases of corruption against her.

On 25th February 2015, the Third Metropolitan Special Judges Court in Dhaka cancelled bail and issued arrest warrants for BNP Chief Khaleda Zia after she failed to appear in court in relation to pending cases of corruption against her.

On 25th February 2015, the Third Metropolitan Special Judges Court in Dhaka cancelled bail and issued arrest warrants for BNP Chief Khaleda Zia after she failed to appear in court in relation to pending cases of corruption against her. It should be noted that issuance of warrants of arrest for people who fail to appear in court, especially when answering on a criminal allegation, is a very ordinary court procedure, not unique to Bangladesh. Continue reading

Can we call Amarblog the best blogs in Bangla?

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Amarblog dot com is one of the blogs running in  Bengali. She was launched at unofficially on the 14th of April i.e Poyela Boishakh 2008. Very soon, she will have her birth anniversary.

Can we call Amarblog the best blogs in Bangla?

If so, whats the reason callingher the best blog in bangla?

If not, how can she achive the top place in the blogs in banglashere?

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