Friday, August 31, 2007


Election Commission (EC) has proposed a dialogue. AL leadership and other members of 14 party alliance have consistently declared their participation to dialogue is subject to removal of government sanctioned muzzle from indoor politics. Then political liabilities like Amir Hossain Amu, Mukul Bose are crying foul and trying to transplant themselves in the shoes of Mirzafars and Mushtaks. The survival strategy of Mr. Amu, with his popularity to his constituents in mind, is correct. The reality, that constantly haunts him, is that it is eternally absurd for him to walk through the threshold of Shangshad Bhaban as an elected representative. Therefore he is on the right track of getting some Halua Roti by licking his neo-master’s boot. The present Government has created a very congenial turf for the Mirzafars to play their skills. And the native dogs are also acting very hyper under the influence of early autumn.

Main stream left politicians have been playing a very constructive role so far. I think, now, they are treading wisely to remain close to the people. The fall of this army government will bring about an existence crisis for fundamentalists and army-bred green house parties like BNP, JP etc. and will open a new vista for anti-imperialist progressive forces in Bangladesh. It is now imperative for the left to get out of their hermetic strategy and to join a broad based coalition with Awami League and other pro-liberation political and socio-cultural organizations with a view to bringing about a permanent layout of democracy in our politics.

After August 19, when US, World Bank and IMF threw their support behind this Government, the so called self-tagged civil society remains hypocritically silent about violent lawless reaction of the government against public. Civil society, according to political science, remains integrated with national politics and acts actively in the event of national crisis. To the contrary, our civil society conspicuously paved the way for this government to power and their current imbecile nature indicates their hands in gloves in the conspiracy to destroy democratic institutions, bypass election and to install martial law in civilian outfit.

Since August 19, the present government is acting like a chameleon, changing identity from caretaker to interim to national to army placebo and then veers back to care-taker. The real identity of this government is that it is an un-constitutional government. It has granted itself time till end of 2008 to present the nation a fair election. As politics is being designed in Cantonment, so will be the election in 2008. Therefore no patriotic political force, under any situation, should swallow this lethal bait of EC. Rather we should precisely draw a roadmap and strategy to move forward and intensify our national struggle for the everlasting democracy in Bangladesh.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

‘Evil Force’ in the mind of chief commandant General Moeen U

A wrath to Democracy

The de facto chief of present government in jungle fatigue General Moeen in his first sermon at Shariatpur, since the popular student public massive uprise, has postulated conspiracy theory and invented hands of ‘evil force’ behind the mass protest who intended to destabilize the present government. This vocabulary is not unknown to Bangalees who heard or read about the legends of the Generals Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Ershad, the killers of democracy and ushers of martial law.

My first question, what are you doing in Shariatpur? Was it a relief operation or a political blitz? If it is apolitical, have you trespassed law and service code and are you treating the state as your own property? If it is humanitarian, can we demand the account; how much money spent for your flight to Shariatpur and for your security and reception versus the worth of your relief operation (in monetary scale)?

Mr General, life will not always be a bed of roses or like a honeymoon flight as it appears now. You have to reply all these questions sooner or later to the public. I have been receiving information from Bangladesh everyday. The style of raiding and breaking doors of civilian homes can be aptly described as “71 revisited”. I urge public to escalate action against all these barbaric incidents and knock the door of legal system nationally and internationally. While the government has sued 87000 individuals, public must sue this government for atrocities inflicted on each individual. Barrister Amiruls and Rokonuddins have cowardly surrendered to this government, but there are thousands of patriotic lawyers who will fight for the cause of distressed ones in every corridor of law and justice.

Now Mr. Moeen, let us talk about your spitting venom “evil forces tried to destabilize present government”, I have concurrence with your view. And at the end of this discussion you will see as I can see you are spitting venom vertically up in the air and your venom is likely falling back right on your head. That is the universal law of gravity. The only mandate of this Interim Government was to hold a viable election at the shortest possible time. They expanded their agenda and touched a very vital and critical issue ‘fight corruption’ which instantly swept the Government to the pinnacle of popularity. General Mashhud after assuming the position of chief of ACC went to Pakistan ironically to get trained on how to fight corruption. Public believed that Pakistan as the regional trail blazer could train best on ‘how to perpetuate martial law’ and least on anti-corruption crusade. Public shrugged off scepticism and were clapping the holy warriors who were sending Czars and knights of corruption behind the bar. But public scepticism about the intention of the Interim Government started crystallizing when co-brother of General Mashhud, Major Eskander along with full family flew out of Dhaka, Queen mother of all corruption remains free, unscathed along with her one star-corrupt prince son, brother Shamim, nephews etc. The main architects, who turned politics dysfunctional through corruption, terror and confrontation, were the chief of DGFI and few other Generals. They are enjoying life after mission accomplished, immune to the wrath of ACC or the holy war of the Government. Finally people opened their eyes in total disbelief seeing that old familiar hand again slowly extending it’s lethal fingers to strangulate the democratic political system of Bangladesh. This is the hand of Marshal Ayub Khan who branded Sheikh Mujib as ‘traitor’, 'corrupt' and 'agent of foreign force'. This is the hand of General Yahya who termed Mujib as ‘obstinate’. This is the blood soaked hand of General Zia who collaborated in killing of Mujib to make 'politics difficult for politicians' and to turn Bangladesh into a Pakistan’s satellite . This is the slimy hand of General Ershad who has finally buried morality, decency along with the spirit of liberation war.
Mr Moeen U, now you are controlling this government with much visible strings and baton. If this government fails, general people will loose democracy. Then you will grab the throne as martial king III surrounded by your military henchmen and civilian pet dogs like Mainul and Matin and moron like Gitiara. Therefore using principle of simple mathematics, martial law will come, you will win, democracy will retreat, people will be defeated. For how long, it will be yet to see. Therefore the question, who is the evil force to destabilize this government. Is it the public who sacrifice their blood flesh and souls to pull the chariot of democracy through the ups and downs of our history, or is it parasitical power-hungry leech which does not survive in democracy, to the contrary breeds and thrives in darkness of garrison, in swamp of corruption and intimately with fundamentalism, guns and goons. Now my friend, put your hand on your head. You will certainly find the venom of ‘evil force’ nesting there.

A friendly warning to you, millions of Venezuelans cordoned the cantonments and frustrated a military take over in Venezuela in 2002. I can see that percolation in public sentiment today. Your prisons will have no space and so will be your silky routes to Ganabhaban, swarmed by the millions of vanguards of democracy. Then my friend Moeen, will you be able to take a U turn!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hope winks in the abyss of despair

Chief Justice Mohammad Ruhul Amin: SC to rescue nation from any crisis

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 1139
Sun. August 12, 2007

Front Page
SC to rescue nation from any crisisCJ says freedom of judge's mind a must for independent judiciary; political divide in judiciary deploredStaff CorrespondentThe Supreme Court judges will weigh in for sure to rescue the nation from any crisis, asserted Chief Justice Mohammad Ruhul Amin yesterday.
"I want to assure the nation that we will come forward. The Supreme Court played a role in the past at the critical juncture of the nation. It is doing so at present and will do so in future to pull the nation out of mire," the chief justice responded to concerns expressed at a seminar over prevailing crisis including call for reforms in judiciary.
But he said judges couldn't be compelled to work independently by enacting laws. "It has to be in their culture. If a judge is not committed to work freely, law cannot make him/her independent," Ruhul Amin told a seminar-- Judicial Reform and Independence of Judiciary-- attended by a host of judicial heavyweights including a former chief justice, leading jurists and judges.

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 1140
Mon. August 13, 2007

My Lord, we beg to differ
But we share CJ's vision for a better higher judiciary
Mahfuz Anam
Chief Justice (CJ) of Bangladesh Mohammad Ruhul Amin said in a speech on Saturday, "The Supreme Court played a role in the past at critical junctures of the nation. It is doing so at the present and will also do so in the future to pull the nation out of mire." We most humbly beg to differ. Yes, there are many grand examples of the Supreme Court serving the nation in times of crises. However, there are just as many examples of when it did not. May we suggest with all due respect your high office demands and deserves, that if the Supreme Court had played such a role in the recent past then we would not be where we are today. Why after 15 years of democracy, however flawed, we needed an emergency to bring about the reforms that the nation needs so badly, which regrettably are becoming increasingly doubtful? Detail......

Friday, August 10, 2007


Intensify resistance to Martial Law - DU Campus takes the lead again....Detail
Also see Video footage of our heroes fighting the Army Police Invaders in the Campus---Detail
Amin Jute Mill

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Work for final burial of martial law and everlasting democracy in Bangladesh

Payam Akhavan
Associate Professor - Faculty of Law
McGill University

Professor Akhavan is representing Sheikh Hasina and taking her case to the Human Rights Commission of UN. We must work together globally to stage the final funeral of the Military Frankenstein in Bangladesh which lives on gulping democracy, secularism and human rights and breathes poison of communalism, corruption and imperialism.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Help marooned lives; not the Military & Puppy

A vast part of Bangladesh is inundated by flood water. Millions of marooned lives are threatened by starvation and waterborne diseases. Please extend your all out help to these distressed souls in need through local and international NGOs and UN agencies. General Moeen U and his puppy Fakruddin are busy doing photogenic relief operations and sending aid to them will help strengthen this anti-democracy clique. Please do not send your help to the illegitimate hands of this government.