This document is a rebuttal of propaganda being spread through Canadian media. This particular article was published in the newspaper The Toronto Star on March 31, 2013. The article can be read here.
Today I convinced an initially pro-Shahbag but currently Shahbag indifferent friend to start writing for Shahbag. Like so many people in Bangladesh, she has been adversely affected by the political and religious propagandas and had decided to remain neutral about Shahbag despite having a strong desire to see the war-criminals punished.
[justify]“Seems like these a**h*les are Bengalis. They want separation. Make them stand in a line.” We tried to pledge with them in a mixed language using Bengali and Urdu, “Please take us to your officers. Don’t kill us here. If we are proven guilty in a trial, we will not argue that decision.”
All we can send the following letter as protest against the article published by Economist.
You can also edit it before sending. Path forward, we can with help of law-years take the matter to the press council of UK and USA.
Let us work to make Economist say Sorry for their article.
I went to sleep early on the night of 25th March. Had read in the newspapers that very day that an understanding between Bangabandhu and Yahya Khan would follow soon. So everyone was rather relaxed. We woke up in the middle of the night at the sound of a huge explosion.
The continuous firing and mortar noises began just after a short break. We took shelter in the passage between the bedroom and washroom to save ourselves from stray bullets. I couldn’t resist my curiosity and a while later crawled near the window to peek at what was happening outside.
Dear writers, guest writers and readers,
28th February and 1st March
• Jamaat-Shibir fanatics wreaked havoc on the Hindu community across the country. They vandalized at least six temples, including one of Buddhists, and torched houses and business establishments of Hindu people in Noakhali, Gaibandha, Chittagong, Rangpur, Laxmipur, Thakurgaon, Sylhet, Chapainawabganj and elsewhere in the country.
The issue of attacks on the religious minorities throughout Bangladesh by the Jaamat-Shibir activists after the death verdict of war-criminal Delowar Hossain Sayeedi is being raised in the British Parliament.
Translated from The Daily Janakantha. Original: http://goo.gl/2M7Ak