“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
― Susan Sontag (On Photography)
On January 8th, 2015, the prominent human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement criticizing the Awami League government of Bangladesh for what it deemed as excessive use of force against the opposition as well as imposing censorship on the media.
International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) along with a number of UK based Bangladeshi progressive, pro-liberation, secular organisations gathered in front of Al-Jazeera’s London office to protest the news agency’s biased coverage of the trial of the international crimes in Bangladesh, distortion of national history, and total lack of sensitivity towards the victims of 1971 genocide.
[i]I am little embarrassed about the intellectual property rights issue in this writing. I am not sure whether mentioning a link or pointer to a song already hosted on the internet violets anyone's right. I promise that if anything such happens it is definitely a temporary thing. I have done it for documentation only. I have added the songs I have come across so far.
Static, stoic sunlight was streaming through the vast emptiness around and wreaking havoc in the endless Sahara. Wearing burning blisters like a raincoat, the traveler was running clueless in search of a drop of water in the barren land. But the cup was full of sand.
[[i]This is an independent supplementary effort to the article, Naming The Names: Introducing The Pakistani War Criminals by Ahmed Ziauddin. Here I go by the list built by Dr.
Disclaimer: As international journalistic integrity and practice dictates, this rebuttal to Mr. Zafar Sobhan’s (editor of the Dhaka Tribune) writing was first sent to the Dhaka Tribune for publication. Mr. Sobhan held onto it for almost a week and then informed upon inquiry that they had no intention of publishing it. It was then sent to BDNews24.