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‘গণহত্যার জন্য পাকিস্তানকে ক্ষমা চাইতে হবে’

ঢাকা, ডিসেম্বর ১৪ (বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকম)- মুক্তিযুদ্ধকালে গণহত্যার জন্য পাকিস্তানকে অবশ্যই ক্ষমা চাওয়া উচিত বলে মনে করেন মুক্তিযুদ্ধের সময় বাংলাদেশের পাশে দাঁড়ানো পাকিস্তানি বংশোদ্ভুত সুইডিস নাগরিক সাইয়্যেদ আসিফ শাহকার। শুক্রবার সন্ধ্যায় রাজধানীর একটি হোটেলে তিনি বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকমকে বলেন, “আমিও তাদের ক্ষমা চাওয়ার পক্ষে। কারণ তাদের কর্মকাণ্ড ছিল ভয়ানক। আমি যখন পাকিস্তানে যাব, সেখানকার পত্রপত্রিকা…

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The apology issue

11th November, 2012 IT is a welcome sign that, despite the deep grudge many in Bangladesh still bear against the West Pakistani military action of 1971, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reportedly accepted Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar’s invitation to attend the D-8 summit in Islamabad this month. Dhaka would like a proper apology from…

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PM to visit Pakistan to attend D-8 summit

Dhaka seeks Pak apology for 1971 genocide; Hina for moving ahead turning back to the past Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban yesterday to deliver the Pakistan president’s invitation to Hasina for the upcoming D-8 summit in Islamabad. Photo: BSS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided…

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WHY THE U.S. NEEDS MUSLIM ALLIES

11.03.2012 Cassidy Senior Advisor and former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani answers why the United States needs Muslim allies in an editorial in The Washington Post . American foreign policy is not making enough of an effort to contain Islamist extremism, and the consequences are likely to roil not only Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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Why the U.S. needs Muslim allies

Published: November 2, 2012 Husain Haqqani was Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011. He is a professor of international relations at Boston University and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. American foreign policy is not making enough of an effort to contain Islamist extremism, and the consequences are likely to roil…

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Escape from Oblivion – a critical analysis

Ikram Sehgal’s book Escape from Oblivion is a gripping narrative about his experiences during a time of great tribulation that followed the Pakistan Army’s crackdown on the rebellious elements in East Pakistan on March 25, 1971. It has been reported on, reviewed and written about fairly extensively. But when subjected to a critical analysis, it was…

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Eulogy for a friend

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Ishrat Hyatt Islamabad After a brief illness, Chief of the Chakma tribe and citizen par excellence of Pakistan Raja Tridiv Roy passed away on Monday morning. While many friends will mourn his passing, the ambassador of Argentina, Rodolfo Martin-Saravia has also paid tribute to his friend. “It is with great sorrow…

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Concern over ‘sham’ trials by BD rulers

SPEAKERS of a seminar cautioned Pakistani politicians, intellectuals and media against the sham trials by Dhaka rulers of those patriotic people who opposed Delhi orchestrated secession of East Pakistan in 1971 and rendered sacrifices for keeping Pakistan united. If those aged and handicapped leaders had been punished by the so-called international war crimes tribunal of…

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‘Secularism is the way forward’

KARACHI, April 18: Secularism is not against religion; it is the message of humanity. This was the gist of the speeches delivered by eminent speakers at the launch of the Pakistan chapter of the Forum of Secular Bangladesh and Trial of War Criminals of 1971 at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. Prior to the…

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The horror on both sides

THE dates are muddled and my memories of the place are at times vague and confused, but a lifetime ago, my family and I lived in East Pakistan. I went to school there, learned about life from wise teachers, made wonderful friends and wallowed in the languid beauty of a truly golden land. It was…

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‘Good looking Jamaat-e-Islami’

Both Jamat-e-Islami and Pakistan’s deep state were looking for a charismatic character, who had a glitz of the Western culture and a mindset of an Islamist. One senior memeber of Jamat-e-Islami, namely Hafeea ullah Niazi effectively solved this problem by finding the right person for this job. He happened to be the brother-in-law of Cricket’s super star, male sex…

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Why I support Baluchistan

Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican, represents California’s 46th District in the U.S. House. There has been quite a stir since I introduced a resolution this year calling for recognition of the right to self-determination by the people of Baluchistan. I drafted the measure after a Feb. 8 hearing by the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight…

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Archive I: Media Archive

Archives news reports, opinions, editorials published in different media outlets from around the world on 1971, International Crimes Tribunal and the justice process.

Archive II: ICT Documentation

For the sake of ICT’s legacy this documentation project archives, and preserves proceeding-documents, e.g., judgments, orders, petitions, timelines.

Archive III: E-Library

Brings at fingertips academic materials in the areas of law, politics, and history to facilitate serious research on 1971, Bangladesh, ICT and international justice.

Archive IV: Memories

This archive records from memory the nine-month history of 1971 as experienced and perceived by individuals from all walks of life.

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