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Down fall of Dhaka

17 December, 2006

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Much has been written and spoken about the fall of Dhaka. But our young generation is still clueless to the real culprits of that tragedy. Politicians blame army, and army does the same with politicians. No one is ready to accept the responsibility of the dismemberment of the then largest country of Islamic world.

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Fall of Dhaka, and it is with a certain sense of shock that one realizes this means an entire generation has passed. The old men of 1971 are no more with us, replaced by a new generation.

So many of the players are dead, having taken to the grave questions that might have been asked. Yahya Khan, Indira Ghandi, Mujib-ur-Rehman, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Noorul Amin, General Manekshaw, General Hameed, General Niazi alias tiger, General Tikka Khan, and General Aurora. These names were once on everyone’s lips. Now, most of today’s younger generation (in all three countries) would find it difficult to recognize their picture, if at all.

But the most painful aspect, one feels this year is that the country is leading to the same situation that was in 1971. Mistrust between the provinces has widened. Smaller provinces, especially Balochistan and Sindh are unhappy with Punjab and Islamabad. And unfortunately, the rulers still believe that the country is united and progressing. Every one of us wishes for that. But we must remember that miracles do happen but only when one individual or nation creates conditions for miracles.

Here are some questions
1) What lesson our leaders have learned from East Pakistan tragedy?
2) Do you agree with the contention that Bengalis did not want sepration And that it was the west PAKISTANS Establishment,which propelled them for that ?
3) Was the dismemberment of Pakistan the result of an international conspiracy?
4) Who hatched that conspiracy? Pakistan’s political and military junta, USSR, India and or USA?
5) Do you agree that the country is currently facing the same situation it had in 1971?

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