Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Please read the following to understand what is going on in bangladesh

Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), an Invisible Government Within Care Taker Government Has Become Prime Barrier in the Road to Democracy, Independent of Judiciary, Economic Activities & Protection of Human Rights in Bangladesh Since 11 January, 2007.

Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) is an intelligence unit of Bangladesh Arm forces under the command of Maj. General Golam Mohammad as Director Genaral and Director (i) Brig. General Fazlul Bari (ii) Brig. General Amin. They are based in Dhaka Cantonment with cantonment wise network all over the country. Officially they have no legitimacy to interfere in to politics. But after August 15, 1975 the killing of democratic leader Bangabundhu Sheikh Muzibur Rahman army was in power under general Ziaur Rahman and Lt Genaral Hossain Mohammad Ershad and DGFI started to play vital role on behalf those army rulers to form kings parties like BNP of Ziaur Rahman and Jatio Party (JP) of Ershad. In forming those king parties the DGFI searched for corrupt politicians of various other political parties, brought them to their torture centre, put them in to threat of torture and institution of false cases against them unless they are joining the kings’ party. That was how Bangladesh nationalist Party (BNP) and Jatio Party (JP) were formed by the DGFI. In the present context the Army backed care taker government is actually led by Army. The army Chief Gen. Moyeen U Ahmed is announcing the state policies in various public forums. In the Background the DGFI is formulating those policies. The two persons of DGFI Brig. General Bari and Brig. General Amin are known as the hard core of those policy makers. Brig. General Bari is well known as a pioneer of extrajudicial killing of Rapid Action battalion (RAB) while he was Director of RAB and Mr. Anwarul Iqbal, Present Adviser of care taker Government was Director General of RAB. Both Brig. Gen. Bari and Amin are known as strong supporter of Jamat-E-Islami and closely linked with its Amir, Motiur Rahman Nizami.

The attitude of Present government clearly shows that they want to form an alliance of Jamat, Progressive Democracy Party (PDP), dissident factions of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Awami Leauge etc. The whole process is being manifested by those two Brig. Gen. of DGFI. They are abducting politicians, businessmen, lawyers and important personalities, putting them under severe torture to make statement as their own will and fabricating false cases against the targeted politicians specially Sheikh Hasina who is considered to be the only obstacle in the road to their evil design of breaking political parties to form their obedient alliance to promote Jamat-E- Islami in to power.

In the face of the demand of national and international communities the chief advisor Mr. Fakruddin Ahmed on 09.09.07 announced unconditional withdrawal ban on indoor politics. Immediately after the announcement of chief advisor some 11 points precondition on indoor politics were announced by Mr. Mainul Hossain, the law Advisor restricting in door politics all over the country except Dhaka. It is a common opinion of most of conscious citizen that those conditions were re-imposed by DGFI under the spokesman ship of the law advisor.

The design of such re imposition of the restriction is to stop the voice of root level leaders and worker of AL and BNP against the desired reformation of minus two theories by some selected central leaders. The economic activities have been damaged due to fear of illegal arrest and false cases against businessmen by the DGFI men on fabricated charges.

The judiciary is also put under threat in the name property statement called by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) which is also headed by an ex army Chief Lt. Gen (rtd). Hasan Mashud Chowdhory, another pioneer of extra judicial killing in name of operation clean heart, while he was the army chief in 2003-05.

The DGFI is so much so exerting their unauthorized power that nobody knows when in the midnight whose doors are knocked and abducted to unknown destination at least for a few days before handing over to the police, then to jail for indefinite period without bail. The eminent professor of Dhaka University and Rajshahi University could not be saved from such allegation, late production to police and detained to jail for indefinite period.

To protect democracy the un-authorized political interference of DGFI must have to be stopped and emergency should be withdrawn immediately to create congenial atmosphere of political activities.

Note from Jagorook: This article proves how dreadful our army is. It also tells that elections in Bangladesh held in the past were all engineered by DGFI and ones will be held in future will also be engineered by DGFI. Time is ticking out to raise your voice against this ruthless GESTAPO, Bangladesh version.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The rise of a Mule from the ashes of a Phoenix

Matiur Rahman of Prathom Alo and Matiur Rahman of Ekata

Time has changed. So is this world. Some changes have linkage with past. Others are so rapid, so much opposing, that past can not hold the present. And, present can not recognize the past. The latter is Mr. Matiur Rahman, the editor of Prathom Alo and a stranger to his own past. His change is no less dramatic and devastating than the change that tore Soviet Union into pieces. The reasons of such incredible change of Matiur and of Soviet are the same, ‘Glasnost’, ‘Pestroika’, and the death of communism as an ideology. When communism was in vogue globally, then Matiur was the young communist intellectual, lives modestly in the poor suburban swath, splitting his time in organizing industrial workers and editing a weekly newspaper, enviably brave and enticing red “EKATA’. If any staff of Ekata, may it be a proof reader or an artist, is arrested, thousands of workers, with red flag afoot from Demra and Tongi, would seize Paltan square until the staff is released. If any congenitally Razakar or Khatib would dare raise his derelict finger against ‘Ekata’, the razor sharp words of Matiur would crash that dirty finger at ease.

Today, time has changed, mono-centric world is evolving around free market; moral strength, honest thinking and working class are the lethal enemy of capitalism. Once friend of poor, sheathe and spade; Matiur now is a skilful designer of sceptre, throne and crown. He cultivates his intellectual seeds in Prothom Alo, the elite newspaper of civil society which is steering the country towards the graveyard of democracy. And today, when a petty staff of Matiur, cartoonist Arifur Rahman, is unlawfully yanked from Prathom Alo office by police and thrown into dungeon, Matiur,s silence dreadfully contradicts his own past. The cry of handful of religious bigots compelled his conscience to walk to Islamic Foundation together with Barrister Goebbels, propaganda machine of third military rule in Bangladesh, sit on his knees and tearfully pleading mercy and forgiveness to Razakar Khatib of Baitul Mukarram. The lustre of a glorious past thus succumbs to the lust of a glamorous present.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A tribute to Awami League

Awami League now can proudly deserve a hat off salute from the nation as the over-half-century old political institution has again proved it’s painstaking adherence and consistent pursuit to it’s principle it set out the day it was born. The cry of it’s birth was for democracy. The journey, ever since, has never been a honeymoon experience to AL; often deadly minefield that the AL leadership and it’s supporters have been treading on. Democracy is the oxygen for it’s life while people are it’s heart bit.

Democracy when falls victim to conspiracy, domino effect first hits AL. Historically, AL is the perpetual enemy to the enemy of democracy. ‘Slaughterhouse democracy’; ‘Greenhouse democracy’, ‘Fundamental democracy’, ‘Winch back democracy’; we, the public of Bangladesh, have been experiencing variety of designers’ democracy since Pakistan era till today. These artificially flavoured politics with back up of guns, goons and money trail have always been doomed to failure due to straight public rejection. Lords of these conspiracy game plans have always found their inevitable destiny in the dang waste bins of history. These power hungry political mercenaries, whenever tried to devour democracy and dig grave for AL, public response was steadfast and fatal for these cliques. AL has been branded as enemy of the state, enemy of Islam, enemy of elites, enemy of reds. It suffered terror and conspiracy from outside and from surreptitious Mirzafars-in-disguise within the party, but all these vicious schemes have always boomeranged back to the conspirators, rather helped AL gain public confidence exponentially. When AL has been attacked, public perception makes no mistake to understand that our democracy is in peril.

Relentless persecution and endless torments have turned a Sheikh Mujib of AL to Bangabandhu of Bangalees to lead the nation to freedom. The brightest stars in the galaxy of Bangalees; Bangabandhu, Syed Nazrul, Tajuddin Ahmed, Mansur Ali, Qamaruzzaman, Moezuddin, ASM Kibria, Ivy Rahman – and myriads of known and unknown martyrs, by laying down their lives in different phases of our national struggle, have taught AL to cling to the root, to the people and to their struggle. AL studiously and faithfully learns from the people and uncompromisingly remains pledged to it’s genesis.

Since AL was born 58 years ago, it remained in power for only 8 years. The history of the rest 50 years is of sacrifice and of struggle for the people and alongside the people. And thus, in 58 years of journey, AL has become the lighthouse to the Bangalees in the stormy nights, the mirror of the nation, yet to bring home her spring harvest.